The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) has announced the winners of the 2007 Children's Africana Book Awards. The Outreach Council annually honors outstanding authors and illustrators of children's books about Africa published in the United States.
- Best Book for Young Children 2007 goes to I Lost my Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakite and Baba Wague Diakite (illus.) Scholastic Press. A story of responsibility and growing up. Eight-year-old Amina visits Mali with her family - and loses her tooth - and finds adventure.
- Best Book for Older Readers 2007
The Illustrator's Notebook by Mohieddin Ellabbad (Groundwood Books)
- Honor Book for Young Children 2007
My Father's Shop by Satomi Ichikawa (Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2006)