One Plastic Bag

One Plastic Bag

Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Book - 2015
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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. Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the plastic bags and transform her community.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Millbrook Press,, [2015]
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781467762991
Branch Call Number: j363.7288 Pau
Additional Contributors: Zunon, Elizabeth


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Mar 13, 2018

My 3 year old son really enjoyed this book. He loves garbage and recycling, and he loves maps and learning about other countries. This book combined both for him. He was really fascinated with the illustrations - which were beautifully done. And, the story was well written - without being preachy. I could see my son develop genuine concern for the goats (who were getting sick from the garbage), and he has been talking about helping the animals around our home ever since reading the story. It's engaging story that helped lead to discussions about different cultures, recycling, problem solving, and courage to do something even when other's laugh at you. Would highly recommend to parents and teachers.

Nov 30, 2016

Lovely introduction on plastic for children. Nice message and the story is real. An example how one person can make a real difference.

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