Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by
Lee & Low Books, 2010
Illustrator: Randy DuBurke
Biography: Graphic Novel
Eleven-year-old Randy "Yummy" Sandifer is a southside Chicago member of the Disciples who, in an attempt to show his toughness, murders a well-liked 14-year-old girl. He goes on the run, and he himself is later found murdered. A fast-paced, action-packed account of a gangster, readers will be engaged from page-to-page. In the end, Yummy's death influences a fellow gang member's own decision.