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We're not from here

by Rodkey, Geoff, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 21 copies
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Summary
Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like- singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rodkey offers a darkly comic sf tale positively thrumming with topical overtones. With Earth rendered uninhabitable, the last few remnants of humanity leap at the chance when the alien Zhuri offer to take them in. But when the would-be immigrants arrive at Planet Choom after a 20-year voyage in suspended animation, the local government has changed its tune withdrawing the offer and declaring the refugees too inherently violent to remain. After frantic negotiations, one human reproductive unit is reluctantly allowed to land but the deck is definitely stacked, as propaganda broadcasts of human wars and horror movies have whipped the insectile Zhuri into ravening, venom-­spraying swarms chanting Humans Go Home! Dumped with their parents into this political maelstrom is Ila Mifune, depressed, erstwhile teen-pop superstar, and narrator Lan, set up by the author as androgynous. It seems nothing short of a change in planetary government is going to guarantee humanity's survival in this pointed space romp. Cue the revolution!--John Peters Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this postapocalyptic comedy, a family of refugees from an Earth devastated by nuclear war is selected to represent humankind on an alien planet that is reluctant to take them in. The plan was to settle on Planet Choom, already home to several species living in harmony, but in the 20 years it took to travel there, Choom's dominant race, the insectoid Zhuri, changed their minds, wanting nothing to do with humanity's violence and emotional ways. As what's left of humanity orbits the planet, it's up to Lan Mifune and their family, as the chosen ambassadors, to live among the aliens and somehow persuade them to accept the desperate earthlings. The intentionally vaguely described narrator, Lan, must befriend their unusual classmates while showing that humans can live in peace-and their fondness for comedy proves instrumental in forging a connection with Choom's denizens. The various alien species feel plausible without straining the imagination, and related physiological and communicational misunderstandings offer amusement galore. Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory, and the story's lighthearted tone offers an age-appropriate handling of the somber issues and dire circumstances fueling its premise. Ages 8-12. Agent: Josh Getzler, Hannigan Salky Getzler. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Juvenile fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Outer space -- Juvenile fiction.
Outer space -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles We are not from here
Language English
Description 249 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781524773045
1524773042
9781524773076
9781524773052
1524773050
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