One Plastic Bag Book
One Plastic Bag Book
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One Plastic Bag

Written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Published by Lerner Publishing


Publisher's Summary

"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 bags and transform her community"--Jacket.

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  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 70
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2017
  • ISBN: 133815527X
  • ISBN 13: 9781338155273
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This book is a great example of how small acts, make big changes. Children could learn about entrepreneurship from this book.

Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul is the award-winning children's author of The Great Pasta Escape, One Plastic Bag, Water Is Water, Trainbots, and Blobfish Throws a Party. Her books range from serious nonfiction to humorous picture books and have garnered starred reviews or placement on state reading lists. During her early school days, she rode a big yellow bus about an hour each way. Her grown-up school adventures have included teaching jobs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Gambia, and Wisconsin. Discover how to invite her to your school at

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Elizabeth Zunon

Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances, and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn’t really change! Elizabeth now lives in Albany where she explores a multicultural world though painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Visit her at

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