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Yummy

The Last Days of A Southside Shorty
Neri, Greg (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Neri, Greg
Title: Yummy
the last days of a Southside Shorty
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 94 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,23 cm
Summary: "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: DuBurke, Randy
ISBN: 1584302674
9781584302674
1584302666
9781584302667
Statement of Responsibility: by G. Neri ; illustrated by Randy DuBurke
Subject Headings: Chicago (Ill.) Biography Comic books, strips, etc Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions Comic books, strips, etc Violence Illinois Chicago Comic books, strips, etc Gangs Illinois Chicago Comic books, strips, etc Gang members Illinois Chicago Biography Comic books, strips, etc African American youth Illinois Chicago Social conditions Comic books, strips, etc African American youth Illinois Chicago Biography Comic books, strips, etc Sandifer, Robert Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Violence
Gangs
Gang members
African American youth
African American youth
LCCN: 2006017771
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Based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, this graphic novel follows the story of an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.


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May 07, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love comics for kids, but there are really only so many tales involving kids finding magical distant lands that you can read before you want to pluck out your own eyeballs. Yummy in contrast was something entirely new. Gritty, real, willing to ask tough questions, and willing to trust that young readers will be able to reach their own conclusions. The central question is this: Can a child murderer be both victim and bully all at the same time? Don’t look for easy answers here. Neri’s not handing them out.

Feb 15, 2013
  • beckylunatic rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'd say that the inks are what Charlie Adlard is aiming for in his work on The Walking Dead series, except Randy DuBurke can actually draw people. Wonderful use of shadow. Compelling story, but the art really makes it shine.

Mar 19, 2012
  • worldpeace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A phenominal book,it was just amazing.

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May 07, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 08, 2012
  • worldpeace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 23, 2011
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May 07, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The real world facts are available. Here’s what we know: That Robert “Yummy” Sandifer was eleven years old in 1994 when he went on the run after accidentally killing a neighbor girl. Gang violence was at its peak in the Roseland area of Chicago, and in this book a fictional neighborhood boy watches what happens to Yummy and to his own brother, both members of the same gang. The book asks hard questions as we watch Yummy’s life and strange toughness, even as his story turns tragic. An author’s note and bibliography appear at the end.

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May 07, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I tried to figure out who the real Yummy was. The one who stole my lunch money? Or the one who smiled when I shared my candy with him? I wondered if I grew up like him, would I have turned out the same?”

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