Everything you need to understand or teach Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson.
M. T. Anderson's young adult novel, Landscape with Invisible Hand, is the futuristic story of Adam Costello. Adam is a teenage artist who is struggling with his place in the world after alien technology has made most humans second-class citizens. Adam is talented in a way the vuvv do not appreciate, living in a world where only those who conform can thrive. When Adam loses an art contest, he realizes that getting out of the limelight is the best way his family can survive, and they take on new identities as they walk away from their old lives and into new ones. The novel's main themes are the negative effect of the vuvv presence, the heart of an artist, and human reactions to trials.