General Publicity + licensing and foreign rights inquiries:
Lerner Publishing Group
Book Tour/Scheduling Info:
Oct. 2022-Jan. 2023 – Virtual Visits (Worldwide) Available w/ Isatou Ceesay & Miranda Paul
February 18-28, 2023 – 25th Anniversary Gambia Tour – Senegal and Gambia, Africa
Film, merchandising and other subsidiary rights inquiries:
Karen Grencik, literary agent
Red Fox Literary
129 Morro Ave.
Shell Beach, CA 93449
Contact us to request an interview with the author, illustrator, or women of Njau.
Image and file downloads
Book Cover (888 x 750) – One Plastic Bag
2023 Gambia Book Tour Flier (PDF)
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.
Book Awards for One Plastic Bag:
Junior Library Guild Selection (Spring 2015)
2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award Nominee – Picture Book Category (One Plastic Bag)
2017-2018 Nebraska Golden Sower Nominee List (One Plastic Bag)
2016-2017 Read On Wisconsin list (One Plastic Bag) – Sept. 2016
2017 Nutmeg Award list nominee (Connecticut)
Green Earth Book Awards 2016 – HONOR BOOK, nonfiction (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker
Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016 – Notable (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker
Eureka! Honor Award – California Reading Association 2015 (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker
2017 Monarch Book Awards (Illinois) – Nominee (One Plastic Bag)
Best of 2015 – Informational Books for Young Readers – Chicago Public Library (One Plastic Bag & Water is Water)
Best of 2015 – 100 Recommended Titles – New York Public Library (One Plastic Bag & Water is Water)
Amelia Bloomer Project 2016 (One Plastic Bag)
2015 Eureka! Honor Book – California Reading Association (One Plastic Bag)
★Starred Review, School Library Journal – One Plastic Bag
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 www.mirandapaul.com.