Meet the real Isatou Ceesay and women of Njau


Isatou Ceesay is coming to the United States in 2015 for the One Plastic Bag book tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet her, along with the creators of the book!

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March 15-17 – New York City, NY
March 18 – Hartford, CT
March 20-26 – Albany, NY
March 27-31 – Fort Collins, CO (and surrounding areas)
April 1 – Hobart and De Pere, WI
April 3-7 – Manitowoc, WI
April 8 – Green Bay, WI
April 10-13 – Salisbury, MD
April 14-15 – Washington, DC
April 16 – Fairfax County, Virginia
April 17-20 – Philadelphia & West Chester, PA
April 21 – Washington, DC
April 22 – Baltimore, MD
April 24-25 – Fox Cities (Menasha/Appleton), WI
April 28 – 30 – Green Bay, WI
May 2 – Shawano & Fond du Lac, WI
May 4  – Madison, WI
May 5-7 – Minneapolis, MN

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You can also virtually *meet* Isatou Ceesay and recycling women of the Gambia through several YouTube videos. Please note, the documentary linked here extends far beyond the content of the book. It contains images and addresses subject matter that may not be appropriate for young children. Please evaluate the video first before sharing with your students.

If you’re planning a trip to the Gambia, West Africa—you’ll have the unique chance to meet the women of Njau and stay in the village. Click here to download a tourist brochure with more information about visiting the women’s fair trade cooperative in Njau, Gambia.

Miranda Paul (author) also travels to schools, churches, and conferences to share the twelve-year story behind the making of One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia. She’ll engage your attendees as she helps them explore aspects of Gambian culture and introduces them on a more specific level to life in Gambia. Download Miranda’s School Visit packet here.