The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man
The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man has been nominated for the prestigious National Association of Multicultural Education Outstanding Multicultural Children's Book Award.
Research literature is replete with studies that demonstrate how and why Black children when asked to draw themselves do so almost exclusively by depicting themselves as White. Researchers have concluded that this predilection is the result of the Black child being acculturated in a White racist society. This book explores identity development in minority, particularly Black, youth. This book provides a riveting deconstruction of how minority children adopt the White, western ideal as their self-image and the proper way to make the children themselves aware of their subconscious adoption and how the astute multicultural educator, parents, and anyone interested in identity development in minority, particularly, black youth, can redirect this propensity.
Dr. Omowale Akintunde has published a plethora of research regarding multicultural education, black identity development, white privilege, and how these dynamics impact and influence early childhood education. He is also the author of Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience: Essays on Race, Class, and Culture (iUniverse, 2007). He has served on the Editorial Board of the Official Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education and is currently serving on the national executive board of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) and the National Board of Peace Education (NAPE). The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man is certain to become a necessary and celebrated addition to the field of multicultural children's literature.
Victoria, British Columbia
Akintunde, Omowale, "The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man" (2007). Faculty Books and Monographs. 45.