One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia is about a lady named Isatou, who recycles plastic bags. One day, Isatou’s basket breaks so she uses a plastic bag she found. She uses it for a while until it breaks and she just throws it on the ground. Everyone else did the same thing with their plastic bags. Soon, there are piles of plastic bags everywhere. Isatou decides to do something about it. She went and found a big pile of plastic bags, washed them, cut them into strips and crocheted purses. She is able to sell the purses to make money for her family. Isatou and her friends recycle the plastic bags to help clean up their home.
I loved One Plastic Bag because it was based on a real story and how Isatou recycled the plastic and sold the purses to help her family and others. This book shows you how important it is to recycle and that you can make something out of trash. I loved the pictures—they were unique, looked like a collage, and used real plastic bags and real pictures of the recycled purses.
|Author||Miranda Paul, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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