“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.
This book is a great example of how small acts, make big changes. Children could learn about entrepreneurship from this book.
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 mirandapaul.com.
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 LizZunon.com.