Reading Rainbow

Season 21 Episode 2

I Lost My Tooth in Africa

Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Nov 07, 2006 on PBS
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I Lost My Tooth in Africa
LeVar discusses different rites of passage in growing up. The book "I Lost My Tooth in Africa" is read about a young girl who loses her first tooth while visiting her father's family in Africa, and how the tooth fairy tradition is different in other countries. We visit with some young people who are having their first dental appointment, and LeVar discusses other culture's customs regarding loose teeth. In another rite of passage, a friend of LeVar's celebrates her 15th birthday with a Quincenara ceremony.moreless

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