One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

byMiranda PaulIllustratorElizabeth Zunon

Picture Books | February 1, 2015

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
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The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.
Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honoree Nine Months Before a Baby Is Born. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorship chair. Learn more at mirandapaul.com.Elizabeth Zunon grew up in the Ivory Co...
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Title:One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the GambiaFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.5 X 8.7 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.5 X 8.7 X 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2015Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1467716081

ISBN - 13:9781467716086

Appropriate for ages: 7

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