Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 1 - 4n/a3.45086
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
ISBN-10: 1584302666
ISBN-13: 9781584302667
2 Book Reviews
  • j_all1
    j_all1almost 5 years55 stars
    This book is many about a 11 year old who has gotten himself into gang activites. For being into gang thing he killed an inoccent girl and had to be on the run from the cops. His gang didn't like the drama so one day the took him to an alley and shot him once in the head.
    • thatkidddeyon
      thatkidddeyonalmost 5 years55 stars
      This book about a boy named Yummy. He has lived a hard life from his mother being in and out of jail, him being beaten since birth, to him killing an innocent girl. He was in a gang which leaded him to making bad choices. He also went to prison.