Yummy by G. Neri

Longtime Cybils regular David Elzey blogs about children's literature at the excelsior file and about books for teen guys at Guys Lit Wire, but he's also a writer in his own right (er, no pun intended). This year he's a Round II judge on the Graphic Novels panel.

Yummy This fall, David reviewed Graphic Novels nominee Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, written by G. Neri and illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Based on a true-life incident, it's the gritty story of a young boy trying to make a name for himself in a southside Chicago gang. David says:

Neri isn't interested in taking sides here or pointing the figure but instead lets the various sides of the story speak for themselves, trusting the reader will understand that sometimes there is no right answer, that regardless of circumstances there is always a choice and that you need to be careful about the choices you make.

Click here for the full review.