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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) by [Paul, Miranda]
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"The simple format of this picture book belies the strength of its content, a story lovingly supported by charming collage illustrations. As a girl, Ceesay realized that the goats on which her village relied were dying because they were eating plastic bags. She also saw that people were tossing the used bags on the ground just as they had always thrown away their baskets when no longer useful except the plastic bags, unlike the baskets, weren't biodegradable. So Ceesay figured out how to use crochet, a skill with which the villagers were already familiar, to make purses out of the plastic bags. Simple but lyrical text conveys this beautiful, thought-provoking tale of ecological awareness and recycling ('The basket tips. One fruit tumbles. Then two. Then ten.'). An inspiring account." starred, School Library Journal --starred, School Library Journal

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The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.


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.


The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.


Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10850 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press ™ (1 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SG5YQ74
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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