One Plastic Bag Duo Going Back in Tour in 2023!

Award-winning Author Miranda Paul and world-renowned Environmentalist Isatou Ceesay are teaming up for a 25th Anniversary tour in 2023! That’s right, it’s been 25 years since Isatou picked up her first plastic bags and decided not to ignore the pollution problem in Gambia anymore.

The book has made it around the world to nearly every country on the globe, but Gambian kids are still struggling to have access to the book and environmental programming. The kids in Gambia also deserve to be inspired, empowered, and to meet their own homegrown hero. So, Isatou and Miranda have decided to do something about it by traveling the country February 16-28, 2023.

Please join us for the opening event, a book launch and autographing party at Timbooktoo Bookstore in Fajara, Gambia! (3 Garba Jahumpa Road; Bakau New Town, Fajara M Section.) The event will be held on Friday, February 17th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Meet and greet with Miranda Paul, environmentalist Isatou Ceesay, and watch live recycling demonstrations with the volunteers from Women’s Initiative the Gambia. Autographed books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. Join the party of the decade! We hope to see you there.

Tour Schedule
(Please note that not all events are open to the public.)

2/16 AM – Appearance on QTV, Gambia – tune into “This Morning” Show!
2/17 AM – British International School The Gambia (BISG), Kotu
2/17 PM – Timbooktoo Bookstore, Bakau New Town/Fajara OPEN TO PUBLIC (come join!)

2/18 AM – Independence Day Parade, Banjul
2/21 AM – Young Writers Association, National Museum of Gambia, Banjul
2/22 AM – Mary’s Little Lambs Daycare & Nursery School, Kololi
2/22 PM – MyFarm
2/23 AM – Future Leaders Academy of Education Excellence
2/23 PM – Bakau New Town Lower Basic
2/24 AM – Horaya Academy, Bakau New Town
2/24 AM – BAIS
2/24 PM – 4:30 p.m. The Gambia College, Brikama Campus, OPEN TO PUBLIC (come join!)
2/25 AM – Gunjur Upper Basic and Association for Needy Orphans and Widows, Gunjur
2/27 AM – Kaur Basic Cycle School, Kaur, Central River Region
2/27 PM – Njau Basic Cycle, Njau (N’jau), Central River Region
2/28 AM – Wassu Schools, Wassu, Central River Region

If you would like to support students’ education and engagement in Gambia by making a donation toward free books or tour transportation, please contact us ASAP. It costs $4 per student to make this event happen when transportation is necessary. Thank you for your support!

Supporters outside of the Gambia can host a school visit or virtual Q&A with Miranda and Isatou to help us raise funds for books, transportation, and programming for Gambian youth! Learn more here.

This tour is hosted in partnership with Women Initiative the Gambia, a charitable organization. A special thank you to Lerner Publishing Group for donating books for several villages and schools.

If you want to support Gambian kids’ access to the book and environmental programming, support the tour through donations or hosting your own virtual or in-person visit in the months before the tour. Contact us here to let them know you want to help get books into these kids’ hands!

Request a tour stop by filling out this form!