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Yummy
The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
Creators: G. Neri, Randy DuBurke
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Pub. date: 08/01/2010
Lib. SRP: 16.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 16.95 USD
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
ISBN: 9781600608667
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 50925 KB
Grade Range: Grade 2
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Biography & Autobiography, African American Nonfiction, Young Adult Nonfiction, Picture Book Nonfiction
Keywords:
   African American, Black History Month, bullying, cities, coping with death, economics, family, gang life, nonfiction, poverty, race relations, violence, YA
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Short Description:
   

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 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 Roger's 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.

Full Description:
   

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 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 Roger's 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.

Creator Marketing:
  G. Neri     
     

G. Neri is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and new media producer from Los Angeles, where he also worked with inner-city youth. He is the recipient of the International Reading Association Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award and Chess Rumble was recognized as an ALA Notable Children's Book. Neri now lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and their daughter.

  Randy DuBurke     
     

Randy DuBurke is a full-time artist, whose work has appeared in books for young readers, DC and Marvel comics, The New York Times, and MAD magazine. A native of Brooklyn, New York, DuBurke now lives in Switzerland with his wife and their two sons.

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  Lending not allowed
  Reading aloud not allowed
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