One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
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.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps. Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community.
Written by Miranda Paul
"Zunon’s collages, with their vivid colors, elegant patterns, and varied textures — especially those from actual plastic bags — provide a beautiful and authentic entry into the story." - The Horn Book
"Zunon used actual plastic bags in the colorful textured collages that illustrate this picture book. Faces of people and animals are expressive and draw the reader into the story." - The Times Union
- Awards for One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia -
District-Wide Choice Read-Aloud: Elementary Level, Shenendehowa Public School District, 2016
All Images Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Zunon