One Plastic Bag
Author: Miranda Paul
For KS1
Price 14.99 hardback
Book(s) at 14.99 hardback
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One Plastic Bag The inspiring story of how one individual, Isatou Ceesay, solved a problem which benefited both her and her community. In the Gambia, plastic carrier bags mean non biodegradable rubbish which when ingested can kill goats (vital income creators in small communities), contribute to malaria outbreaks and cause the release of poisonous fumes when burned. Isatou 's ingenious solution of crocheting strips of carrier bags into purses and then selling them in the market, enabling and empowering women to buy livestock and clean up their communities was born when three of her grandmother's goats died. Zunon's use of vivid colours, African textiles and plastic bags in her collage illustrations make this an authentic and beautiful read. Includes a Wolof glossary, map, timeline and author's note.