Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty Read Online Free - In August of 1994, 11-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer — nicknamed for his love of sweets — fired a gun at a group of rival gangmembers, accidentally killing a neighborhood girl, Shavon Dean. Police searched Chicago’s southside for three days before finding Yummy dead in a railway tunnel, killed by members of the drug gang he’d sought to impress. The story made such an impact that Yummy appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, drawing national attention to the problems of inner city youth in America.
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty relives the confusion of these traumatic days from the point of view of Roger, a neighborhood boy who struggles to understand the senseless violence swirling through the streets around him. Awakened by the tragedy, Roger seeks out answers to difficult questions — was Yummy a killer or a victim? Was he responsible for his actions or are others to blame?
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February 08, 2015
This graphic novel was based on the true story of Robert Sandifer aka Yummy (nicknamed for his love of candy bars and cookies) He was 11 years old.
Told from the point of view of a neighborhood boy this book was heartbreaking. It made it even worse because I knew it was a true story.
November 06, 2010
This graphic novel will be great for classroom use, particularly as a companion to _Our America_ by Jones and Newman and _Monster_ by Myers. I recommend it for boys and reluctant readers.
July 05, 2010
“Sometimes stories get to you; this one left my stomach in knots. After three days of reporting, I still couldn't decide which was more appalling: the child's life or the child's death." – John Hull, TIME Magazine, Sept. 1994. When true stories get turned into graphic novels for kids, they tend t...
October 07, 2017
This was definitely an interesting graphic novel. I didn't realize that it was based on a true story and it's sad but with everything that we having going on related to guns and violence I would definitely say that this book is important. The only bad thing about it is the fact that I wanted more...
June 30, 2011
The cheapest rents that I had in Philly were in some really gang-infested neighborhoods. It's hard to explain this to people in a place like Columbus...that in Philly, if you're freshly out of college and you work in nonprofit, education, or the arts, you probably live in a poor neighborhood of L...
August 19, 2010
This graphic novel tells the true story of Robert “Yummy” Sandifer. In 1994, Yummy, called that because of his sweet tooth, fired a gun into a crowd of rival gang members. He ended up killing a bystander, a teen girl. Yummy was just 11 years old when this happened. The story is told from the poin...
March 09, 2017
It is very ironic that the illustrations for this true crime story in a graphic novel format are black and white because there is nothing black and white about Yummy's, an 11-year-old child murderer's, story: G. Neri doesn't take sides and he certainly does not hand out easy answers as he leaves...
August 31, 2017
4.25 An interesting and tragic story. I enjoyed how the author tried to show many different sides of an event that was so polarizing. I wish it had been a little more in depth and slightly more raw, but based on the intended audience it is certainly understandable that it was pretty basic.
July 11, 2016
This is the Wikipedia biography of Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, a “shorty” member of the Gangster Disciples gang in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood who in 1994, at the age of 11, ordered to take a hit for his gang, fired into a crowd in his neighborhood and killed 14 year old neighbor Shavon Dean. Wi...
February 08, 2015
If you know of a reluctant reader, hand them this book.
Nicely weaved with powerful illustrations and dialogue, you get to know the story of Yummy, a sweet 11 year old boy at grandma's house but a cold-blooded Black Disciple on the streets. This is based on a true story, told from the perspective...