I lost my tooth in Africa

By Penda Diakité, Illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité (Scholastic Press – 2006)  Inspired by the author’s young sister’s experience. Amina lives in Portland, Oregon and she visits her father’s family in Mali, West Africa. While her visiting African relatives, Amina loses a tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy. Illustrator is the author’s father and they create this picture book filled with the warmth and love of a close-knit family who lives on two countries.