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

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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Synopsis: 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.

Published: February 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1467716086 | Ages: 6-9 years

Book’s Homepage: http://oneplasticbag.com

Author’s Homepage: http://mirandapaul.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/miranda_paul

Illustrator’s Homepage: http://lizzunon.com
Illustrator’s Homepage: https://twitter.com/elizabethzunon

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