Category Archives: We’re Not From Here


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…

Or this starred review from Publishers Weekly…

Or this very thoughtful review from School Library Journal’s Betsy Bird…

Or these kind words from the award-winning, bestselling, generally amazing Katherine Applegate and Adam Gidwitz:

If you’re a teacher or librarian, there’s a lot about the book that’s discussion-worthy. This educator’s guide from Random House has some great suggestions. I also explain one of the book’s most unique elements in this post at Nerdy Book Club, and there’s a ton of information about both the origins and the message of the book in this interview at MG Book Village.

If you’d like a physical copy of the educator’s guide, drop me a line and I’ll get one in the mail to you ASAP.

Want to order the book on line? Check out Indiebound, McNally Jackson, Books of WonderBarnes&Noble, or Amazon.


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