WE’RE NOT FROM HERE is the story of a family of humans who immigrate to an alien planet after Earth is destroyed in a nuclear war…only to discover that the aliens who invited them have changed their minds about opening their society to a species that just blew up its own planet.
It’s funny, scary, entertaining, and has a lot to say (metaphorically) about real-world debates over immigration and refugees.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out this starred review from Kirkus!
If you’re a teacher or librarian, there’s a LOT in this book that’s discussion-worthy.
This educator’s guide from Random House has some great suggestions for classroom discussion.
This post at Nerdy Book Club unpacks the reasons why the book’s narrator, Lan Mifune, never reveals their gender or ethnicity over the course of the story.
This interview at MG Book Village has a ton of information about the book’s origins and themes.
If you’d like a physical copy of the educator’s guide, or if you’re interested in a virtual classroom visit via Skype/Zoom/etc., drop me a line!