What would happen if the zombie apocalypse started during slavery, right before the Civil War is to begin? This is the premise of Dread Nation, where America is turned on its heels by a rising of the dead. And one girl, Jane McKeene, might be the only one who can save the world. Author Justina Ireland gives her top five ways to survive a zombie apocalypse. Clean socks is on the list. You can also check out our book list that will help you survive an apocalypse.