I Lost My Tooth in Africa

by Penda Diakite, illustrated by Baba Wague Diakite


I Lost My Tooth in Africa


A young girl travels from her home in the United States to visit her father’s family in Mali. While there, she looses a tooth and, according to Mali custom, receives two chickens from the African Tooth Fairy. Based on actual events from the author’s life, the story is enhanced by the brightly colored pictures painted by her father. Recommended for ages 4-8.

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