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    The Girl Who Owned a City
    The Graphic Novel
    Paperback
    Also available in: Library BoundE-Book
    By: O. T. Nelson Illustrated By: Joëlle Jones
    ©2012
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5634-9
    AR Quiz #: 149853
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 3.00
    Lexile Level: 420
    Pages: 128
    Trim Size: 6 x 8 1/2
    Dewey: 741.5'973
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 5-12
    Ages: 10-18
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    DESCRIPTION O. T. Nelson
    A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only the kids behind. With her parents gone, Lisa is responsible for her little brother, Todd. She has to make sure they stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but on Grand Avenue, some kids are surviving. Because of Lisa.

    Lisa figured out how to give the kids on Grand Avenue food, homes, and protection against the gangs. But Tom Logan and his army are determined to take that away and rule the streets themselves. How long can Lisa's group keep fighting them off? They need to find a place to live safely. A strong place. A secret place.

    In a world like this, someone has to take charge. But does Lisa have the strength to take charge of a whole city?


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    Lerner Interactive Books introduce students to knowledge areas in core grade-level curriculum in an engaging format. With titles that span curriculum themes from pre-K - 5th grade, Lerner Interactive Books give readers a digital option for reading that allows them to read, hear, and interact in a way that will engage and motivate them to read more and more often. It's a fast path to deepening students' love of reading and learning.
             
    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

    System Requirements

    Lerner Interactive Books are delivered via the Internet under a single-user license. Additional licensing options are available upon request.

    The following technical specifications are required to implement Lerner Interactive Books in a school or public library:

    • * T1 Connection or higher at building level (minimum); T3 Connection or higher at building level (recommended)
    • * Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher installed on each computer that will access Lerner Interactive Books (free download from Adobe)
    • * Screen resolution adjusted to 1024 x 768 or higher (1440 x 900 recommended)
    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Safari 3
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Original Artwork
    About the Author
    O. T. Nelson has said that he wrote The Girl Who Owned a City because he wanted "children to realize that they are important and that they have the ability to think and make a difference." Mr. Nelson is an artist and writer who lives in Minnesota with his wife. He has two adult children.
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    About the Illustrator
    Joëlle Jones launched her artistic career in 2006. Among her varied projects are the illustrations for three titles by Jamie S. Rich—12 Reasons Why I Love Her, You Have Killed Me, and Spell Checkers; the comic-book spinoff of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog; the Iron Man story in Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man #150 by Brian Michael Bendis; and Janet Evanovich's bestselling graphic novel Troublemaker. She lives in Oregon.
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    Awards for this Title
    Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
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    Library Media Connection
    "The strong-willed, resourceful main character sets an excellent example for girls of all ages and the ingenuity of the children shows the virtues of perseverance and resiliency in the face of disaster. Overall, this is an entertaining read with great artwork that is sure to attract fans of graphic novels." —Library Media Connection

    The Horn Book Guide
    "This graphic novel adaptation of Nelson’s 1975 story maintains the original tension and finds room for political discourse." --The Horn Book Guide