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Winick, Judd.
New York : Random, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 1.9

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

DJ is one of five children from a very busy, talented family-- all except DJ that is, who feels unexceptional. And then one day, DJ is sitting by himself on the roof of his clubhouse when BOOM! –a boy dressed only in silver underpants falls to earth. Hilo can’t recall who he is or where he is from.DJ lends him some clothes, takes him home for dinner, and introduces him to his best friend Gina.Since Hilo doesn’t know any better, he often does silly things like eating grass or drinking the salad dressing. But as Hilo’s memory begins to return, he wonders, “What if he wasn’t the only thing that came through the portal to earth?” Hilo, DJ, and Gina bravely confront the robots sent to destroy the earth and bring Hilo home. 
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school?  (Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Amnesia -- Fiction.
                        Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Graphic novels.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Robots -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction comics.

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