Press kit

Press Contacts:

General Publicity + licensing and foreign rights inquiries:
Lindsay Matvick
Lerner Publishing Group
1-800-328-4929/612-332-3344, x385

Book Tour/Scheduling Info:
Baptiste Paul
+ 1 920-530-3605

Film, merchandising and other subsidiary rights inquiries:
Karen Grencik, literary agent
Red Fox Literary
129 Morro Ave.
Shell Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-459-3327

Contact us to request an interview with the author, illustrator, or women of Njau.

Image and file downloads
Author Photo – Miranda Paul – (image credit: Kathryn Walczyk)
Illustrator Photo – Elizabeth Zunon
Book Cover (888 x 750) – One Plastic Bag
Book Tour Flier (PDF)
Book Information Poster

Quick Synopsis:
This narrative picture book tells the story of how five Gambian women sparked a movement that would restore beauty to their village and increase their own economic capacity.

Junior Library Guild Selection

About the author:
Miranda Paul has been an avid recycler since elementary school, when she won a contest by transforming a discarded cereal box into a beautiful holiday ornament. She still loves rummaging for treasures but now spends most of her time teaching and writing. Over the past decade, Miranda has traveled to the Gambia as a volunteer teacher, a fair‐trade and literacy advocate, a freelance journalist, and more. Miranda lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with one husband, two kids, ten bookcases, and a hundred new ideas. Find her online at