Everything you need to understand or teach The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson.
In The Girl Who Owned a City, a virus has killed off everyone over twelve. Ten-year-old Lisa Nelson takes on a leadership role, finding stores of food and organizing Grand Avenue for protection against gangs. After the local gang burns down her house, she gets the idea of making a defensible castle, and Lisa leads the way in turning the local high school into her own castle, a new city that she fights to run and keep.
As the novel begins, ten-year-old Lisa is foraging for food in deserted houses nearby. Everyone over twelve has been killed off by a sudden and deadly virus. Lisa lives in her house with her young brother. Her neighbor, Jill Jansen, takes in orphaned young children, and Lisa shares some of her supplies. Food is running out, though, and gangs are beginning to form. Lisa worries about the future.
Lisa finds a...
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