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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia tells the inspiring story of five women who creatively dealt with their village’s plastic trash problem. Despite limited resources and ridicule, Isatou and her friends persevered for more than a decade, eventually realizing economic empowerment through their recycled plastic purse project. The book also includes bonus information such as a Wolof language glossary, timeline of actual events, and photos of the women of Njau.

The book, written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by award-winning artist Elizabeth Zunon, has been honored as a Junior Library Guild Selection! Its release date in the U.S. was February 1, 2015. You can buy the book at Barnes & Noble, local chain or independent bookstore, or Amazon. Limited paperback versions are available through Scholastic Book fairs and audiobook and ebook versions are also available. One Plastic Bag is also available in Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tamil, and French.

SCHOOL & WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS: Please contact Maria Kjoller (mkjoller@lernerbooks.com) at Lerner Books to request a bulk or wholesale discount if you are buying the book in a large quantity or if you are a reseller.

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Awards & Reviews: This book has already been named a Junior Library Guild Selection and was reviewed in Kirkus Reviews. To learn more about the amazing mixed media illustrations, click here.

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Autographed copies are available from The Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Simply call 920-406-0200 or log on to this link to order a signed book online – make sure you indicate you want an autographed copy in the comments or send an email! They’ll ship it right to you or a gift recipient of your choice.