One Plastic Bag


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Recycled plastic bag purses can be ordered through GambiaHELP.

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Autographed copies are available from Miranda’s local, independent bookstore, The Reader’s Loft. Simply call 920-406-0200 or email to order a signed book. They’ll even ship it to you!

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia tells the inspiring story of five women who creatively dealt with their village’s plastic trash problem. Despite limited resources and ridicule, Isatou and her friends persevered for more than a decade, eventually realizing economic empowerment through their recycled plastic purse project. The book also includes bonus information such as a Wolof language glossary, timeline of actual events, and photos of the women of Njau.

The book, written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by award-winning artist Elizabeth Zunon, has been honored as a Junior Library Guild Selection! Its release date in the U.S. was February 1, 2015. You can now buy the book through the publisher, at Barnes & Noble, your local bookstore or an online independent store, or Amazon. That way you’ll be one of the first to get the book once it’s available. The book also has its own website at!

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Awards & Reviews: This book has already been named a Junior Library Guild Selection and was reviewed by Kirkus Review, The Horn Book, School Library Journal (starred), and Publisher’s Weekly. Read more good news in the press kit.

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