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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri 1584302674 9781584302674
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A graphic novel based on the life and death of Robert Yummy Sandifer, an eleven-year-old gang member from Chicagos Southside who was killed by his own gang members.

Eleven-year-old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Robert Yummy Sandifers death, but first he has to make sense of Yummys life. Yummy could be as tough as a pit bull sometimes. Other times he was as sweet as the sugary treats he loved to eat. Was Yummy some sort of monster, or just another kid?

As Roger searches for the truth, he finds more and more questions. How did Yummy end up in so much trouble? Did he really kill someone? And why do all the answers seem to lead back to a gang-the same gang Rogers older brother belongs to?

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty is a compelling dramatization based on events that occurred in Chicago in 1994. This gritty exploration of youth gang life will force readers to question their own understandings of good and bad, right and wrong.

Author: G. Neri

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

Publication Date: 2010-07-30

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