The Trouble with Different
About the Book
Something is missing in Abimbola’s life...she stands out when she just wants to blend in. She looks nothing like the girls she sees in magazines, in books, or on television. Through a class project, Abimbola realizes just how unique and special she really is. This book is a partner text to The Trouble with “Normal”. Together, these texts tell a powerful story of self-worth and belonging from two very different, yet very similar, perspectives.
About the Author
Dr. Akintunde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Music Education degrees from Alabama State University, and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and African American Studies from the University of Missouri. Omowale resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Dana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and her Master of Science degrees in Reading Education and Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dana was an elementary teacher for twelve years, and she is currently a district administrator with the Omaha Public Schools. She lives with her husband and two children in Council Bluffs, Iowa. LaTosha Washington is an elementary teacher in the Omaha Public Schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is presently working on a Master of Science degree in Literacy. LaTosha lives with her husband and three children in Omaha, Nebraska. Ashlee Barnett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Education from Peru State College. She currently works as an elementary school teacher in the Omaha Public Schools. Ashlee lives with her two dogs in Omaha, Nebraska.