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

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$19.99  $18.59
Millbrook Press (Tm)
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10.8 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes illustrated by John Parra, 365 illustrated by Julien Chung, Nine Months illustrated by Jason Chin, and Speak Up illustrated by Ebony Glenn. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon grew up in the Ivory Coast of West Africa and lives in Albany, New York. This is her first illustrated picture book.


"Simple but lyrical text conveys this beautiful, thought-provoking tale of ecological awareness and recycling. . . . An inspiring account."--starred, School Library Journal

-- (12/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)

"Colorful textured and patterned collage artwork illustrates this inspiring true story, which concludes with more information about Isatou's grassroots initiative."―Booklist

-- (2/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"This handsome presentation of grassroots environmental activism is certain to inspire young readers." --The Horn Book Magazine

-- (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"Notes of hope, determination, and empowerment suffuse Paul's story.... Incorporating real plastic bags into her mixed-media collages, Zunon, who grew up in West Africa, juxtaposes the brown, dusty landscape against splashes of color and vibrant printed dresses and head coverings worn by the village women." --Publishers Weekly

-- (12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM)

"Though Isatou Ceesay's country may be unfamiliar to young readers, they've probably done some handicraft recycling of their own. The easy connection makes this a welcome addition to the small shelf of examples of ingenuity in developing nations." --Kirkus Reviews

-- (11/15/2014 12:00:00 AM)