Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 9 - 12||Grades 1 - 4||n/a||3.4||5086|
Eleven year-old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Robert "Yummy" Sandifer's death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy's life. Yummy could be tough as a pit bull sometimes, but other times he was as sweet as the sugary treats he loved to eat. Was Yummy a 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 Roger's older brother belongs to? Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, is a compelling drama based on actual events in Chicago in 1994. The book will force readers to confront their own senses of right and wrong. This is a graphic novel, with Follett Library binding, 9" x 6-3/4" x .5", pp. 96.
Hardcover, 100 pages
Published on September 1, 2010 by Lee & Low Books