Where to buy
Celebrate more than 20 years of this amazing recycling project through buying a book or purse!
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia is an inspirational picture book that shows how creativity and determination can make a difference in our world. It is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Elizabeth Zunon (illustrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind). The book has been named a Junior Library Guild selection and added to several state lists. It was also a nominee, finalist, or award winner for the Children’s Africana Book Awards, California Reading Association Eureka Nonfiction Book Awards, Connecticut Nutmeg Award, Nebraska Golden Sower Award, Illinois Monarch Award, and Green Earth Book Awards. Additionally, it was a recent CLPE Power of Reading selection in the United Kingdom, a country-wide and is distributed on The Book Bus in multiple African nations.
Your support has gotten the book off to a good start—so jerejef! (Thank you!)
Ordering is now available through:
Foreign language editions include: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tamil (Sri Lanka), French. Spanish language coming in January 2023 – Una Bolsa de Plástico! To request translation rights or express interest in the book in another language, please contact us.
Want a signed copy of the book?
Autographed books and purses are sold (when quantities are available) through our eBay shop and listings. Autographed copies of One Plastic Bag are available from Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, WI. Simply call 920-406-0200 or order online to purchase a signed book. They’ll ship it right to you or a gift recipient of your choice.
Other ways you can help support One Plastic Bag:
Tell your local librarians about the book
Check out a copy at your local library
Write a review
Add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf
Check out where you can buy the recycled purses
Enter the Recycling Idea Contest (the window on this contest has now passed, but you are free to create your own!)
Want to purchase the recycled plastic bag purses?
Purses can be purchased through our ebay shop, GambiaHELP, or Fair Isle Books & Gifts, or in-person at most of the public events on the One Plastic Bag book tour or Miranda Paul and Elizabeth Zunon’s events. Click here for a list of cities and dates. If you are interested in carrying the purses in your fair trade store, please click here to learn how to connect with Isatou and/or another wholesaler who stocks the purses.