New: The Limit by Kristen Landon. In the not so distant future, when adults get into debt the government takes their children and sends them to special workhouses. This novel follows 13 year old Matt as he navigates his tumultuous new future once he is snatched up by the government due to his parents overspending.
"The Copper Elephant" by Adam Rapp. (Grades 7-12) Novelist K-8 Plus describes the book as "In a world where children under twelve are used as slave labor in subterranean lime mines, eleven-year-old Whensday Bluehouse struggles to survive the continuous poison rains and evade the ruthless Syndicate Soldiers." ~ Julia