11 March 2011

Book Trailer: Yummy, The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner 2011


  1. What a powerful story! I started reading and couldn't put it down. The story of Yummy is such a tragedy. This is the true story of 11 yr old gang member, Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, last days. In 1994, while shooting at a rival Chicago gang, Yummy killed a 14 year old girl named Shavon Dean (an old friend) by accident in his neighborhood. This killing made national news; every news channel had “Yummy” picture displayed on the TV screen. Try to avoid being arrested Yummy went on the run. In the end “Yummy” was betrayed by own gang the “Gangster Disciples” the same group that he revered and was out to impress. I highly recommend “Yummy: the last days of a Southside Shorty” to teenager, adults and educators!

  2. Marvin, I enjoyed reading the book, too. It was a great pick for the book club this month. I look forward to our discussion about it!


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