One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of


    One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Then ten Then a hundredThe bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell Some were buried, but they strangled gardens They killed livestock that tried to eat them Something had to changeIsatou Ceesay was that change She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community This inspirational true story shows how one person s actions really can make a difference in our world."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
  • Miranda Paul
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 1467716081

10 thoughts on “One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

  1. Karen Witzler Karen Witzler says:

    Lovely true picture book story of a woman in the Gambia who decided to do something about the plastic bag garbage that was breeding mosquitoes and killing livestock in her community She began a profitable project of collecting, washing, crocheting plastic bag strips into purses and pouches Good for children who like stories about helping, recycling, African countries, the Gambia.


  2. Laura Salas Laura Salas says:

    I just read an advance copy in the form of an F G of this book, and it is amazing This is a beautiful, inspiring, true story The text is spare and effective my favorite sentence is, She knows too much to ignore it now Most of the writing is concrete and lovely It moves like a flag, flapping in the wind, and settles under a tamarind tree Miranda Paul brings Gambia to life through all the senses, and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon combines engaging, colorful art and photos of the purses m I just read an advance copy in the form of an FG of this book, and it is amazing This is a beautiful, inspiring, true story The text is spare and effective my favorite sentence is, She knows too much to ignore it now Most of the writing is concrete and lovely It moves like a flag, flapping in the wind, and settles under a tamarind tree Miranda Paul brings Gambia to life through all the senses, and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon combines engaging, colorful art and photos of the purses made of recycled plastic bags Let kids learn how one young person can change the world for the better Review copy provided by the publisher


  3. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    People thought I was too young and that women couldn t be leaders I took these things as challenges they gave mepower I didn t call out the problems I called out solutions Isatu Ceesay This book is outstanding It shows the positive difference one person can make by realizing there is a problem and actually being brave enough to do something about it Little pebbles will make big ripples Isatou s EYE suh too journey from a casual awakening to the existence of plastic bags to People thought I was too young and that women couldn t be leaders I took these things as challenges they gave mepower I didn t call out the problems I called out solutions Isatu Ceesay This book is outstanding It shows the positive difference one person can make by realizing there is a problem and actually being brave enough to do something about it Little pebbles will make big ripples Isatou s EYE suh too journey from a casual awakening to the existence of plastic bags to realizing the extreme problems they caused her community to her work to DO something about it is wonderful The story is deftly told, I m not sure whether Isatou s first encounter with plastic bags happened as depicted here but it is engaging She is coming home with fruits in her basket and the basket breaks and fruit tumbles everywhere She is frustrated but something silky dances past her eyes, softening her anger Isatou slides the strange fabric through her fingers and discovers it can carry things inside She gathers her fruits in the bag The basket is useless now She drops it, knowing it will crumble and mix back in with the dirt She is excited about this sturdy new bag but Grandmother is not pleased when she brings it home to her village, Plastic Grandmother frowns There sin the city At first, though, the plastic bags are wonderful People carry things easily with them, children poke holes and drink water from them Isatou thinks the colors are so beautiful But, everyone simply discards the plastic on the ground and soon it becomes a problem As the years pass, is no longer beautiful, the ugliness of the plastic bag is everywhere People try to burn it but the smell is terrible Mosquitoes breed in the water that pools in the plastic and disease spreads Goats eat the pastic and it strangles their insides and they die Isatou feels she can no longer ignore the situation And she has the idea to gather a group of women to gather and clean the plastic bags and then to make thread of the plastic bags and crochet it into purses Some people laugh at these women Others call them dirty But they believe what they are doing is good And, eventually, others realize this, too The purses sell, there is money to buygoats, the village is clean Wonderfully inspiring The Author s Note providesdetails and there is also a Wolof Glossary and Pronunciation Guide, a Timeline and Suggestions for Further Reading The illustrations deftly incorporate plastic bags Highly recommended I also recommend Rainbow Weaver Tejedora del Arcoiris along similar lines and perhaps a better introduction for younger children to the subject of weaving treasures from plastic bag trash


  4. Pamela Pamela says:

    Gorgeous artwork, without a doubt Stunning, transporting, and emotive use of colors immerse readers young and old into Gambian culture and the brilliantly resourceful life of Isatou Ceesay That, is the true beauty of this book Isatou Ceesay saw the dire results of unsanitary hither and yon dumping of trash loaded with plastics around her village and took it upon herself to make a difference, one small plastic woven coin purse at a time Over time, asandwomen joined in, Isatou Gorgeous artwork, without a doubt Stunning, transporting, and emotive use of colors immerse readers young and old into Gambian culture and the brilliantly resourceful life of Isatou Ceesay That, is the true beauty of this book Isatou Ceesay saw the dire results of unsanitary hither and yon dumping of trash loaded with plastics around her village and took it upon herself to make a difference, one small plastic woven coin purse at a time Over time, asandwomen joined in, Isatou and Gambia became a success story that has, and still is, celebrated globally Proving, one small act of goodwill can change the world FIVE Children s Gorgeously Illustrated Picture Books to Celebrate, Emulate, Discuss, and Cherish STARS


  5. Melki Melki says:

    Miranda Paul presents the interesting and inspiring story of Isatou Ceesay, a Gambian woman who became tired of the discarded plastic bags polluting her village and killing valuable livestock, soshe decided to do something about it.I only wish the book had included instructions for making your own crocheted plastic bag Miranda Paul presents the interesting and inspiring story of Isatou Ceesay, a Gambian woman who became tired of the discarded plastic bags polluting her village and killing valuable livestock, soshe decided to do something about it.I only wish the book had included instructions for making your own crocheted plastic bag


  6. Stephanie Anze Stephanie Anze says:

    People thought I was too young and that women couldn t be leaders I took these things as challenges they gave me power I didn t call out the problems I called out solutions Isatou Ceesay s weaved basket breaks as she is carryng fruit She finds a plastic bag and carries her fruit there instead Isatou likes her bag but notices that they accumulateandon the ground, causing serious damages to the soil and animals that roam An idea is born What if she could reuse these bags in a People thought I was too young and that women couldn t be leaders I took these things as challenges they gave me power I didn t call out the problems I called out solutions Isatou Ceesay s weaved basket breaks as she is carryng fruit She finds a plastic bag and carries her fruit there instead Isatou likes her bag but notices that they accumulateandon the ground, causing serious damages to the soil and animals that roam An idea is born What if she could reuse these bags in a way that they would not end up thrown on the floor Isatou begins sewing bags together into purses and thus an envronmental hero is born.Through a colorful and descriptive narrative, the story of Isatou Ceesay is beautifully rendered in this magnificent children s book The illustrations pay homage to a woman whose simple idea revolutionized the use of the plastic bag in Gambia Isatou notices that, year after year, plastic bags keep accumulating It occurs to Isatou to recycle the bags by reusing them Originally its just her and a handful of women sewing strips of plastic bags into pursses that they proceed to sell This idea is found laughable at first but eventually, it gains traction Since than, Isatou has gained international acclaim, a deserved recogniton that could not to a better woman.Isatou Ceesay started her humble endevor in 1997 Her organization is called Women Initiative the Gambia She is not only helping the envinronment by recycling plastic bags, she is also empowering women Through her organization, she is teaching women not just how to make the purses but also how to garner revenue and become financially indenpendent something that in Gambia might otherwise be impossible Wallets, purses and balls for children are produced by this group of women and sold worldwide On average 4 to 10 bags are used to make a coin purse In 2012, Isatou was given the TIAW Difference Maker award in Washington DC I just love learning about great women such as Isatou Ceesay


  7. Sylvia Sylvia says:

    ONE PLASTIC BAG tells the true story of Isatou, a Gambian woman who tackled the problem of plastic trash in her community by organizing women to recycle plastic bags into woven purses Not only did she clean up her community and save goats from eating plastic, but she also empowered the women in her village.The story is told simply and lyrically One of my favorite refrains that shows up in different variations, goes like this One plastic bag becomes two Then ten Then a hundred The repetit ONE PLASTIC BAG tells the true story of Isatou, a Gambian woman who tackled the problem of plastic trash in her community by organizing women to recycle plastic bags into woven purses Not only did she clean up her community and save goats from eating plastic, but she also empowered the women in her village.The story is told simply and lyrically One of my favorite refrains that shows up in different variations, goes like this One plastic bag becomes two Then ten Then a hundred The repetition of this evocative phrase in different settings reinforces a central theme of the story the actions of one person can multiply and reverberate well beyond themselves.The illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon are striking with a strong graphic sense She creates bright and warm collages from plastic bags, African patterned cloths, photographs, and painted surfaces


  8. Barbara Barbara says:

    I really love this story It illustrates how a little creativity and engineuity can solve two problems at once Beautiful illustrations.


  9. Crystal Crystal says:

    Review Copy ARC f g from publisherThis is a wonderful example of someone seeing a problem, thinking of a possible solution, and working together with others to make it all happen Teachers are often looking for stories about everyday people making a difference in the world and Isatou Ceesay along with women in her community did just that There were too many plastic bags littering their village and causing all kinds of problems, but they came together to make a change I appreciated the resou Review Copy ARC fg from publisherThis is a wonderful example of someone seeing a problem, thinking of a possible solution, and working together with others to make it all happen Teachers are often looking for stories about everyday people making a difference in the world and Isatou Ceesay along with women in her community did just that There were too many plastic bags littering their village and causing all kinds of problems, but they came together to make a change I appreciated the resources at the end of the book including the author s note, a timeline, glossary, and a list of books about other people who have brought about positive changes in our world I m a sucker for collage and enjoyed the colorful patterns and the many textures used here To seeof the illustrations and find outabout the book, check out the trailer


  10. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Such an inspiring book Isatou and her fellow women villagers clean up their village by collecting plastic bags and recycling them into a plastic thread with which they crochet purses to sell I love stories like this You don t need to do much sometimes to make a big difference This book also points out that plastic bags are a health hazard to grazing animals, who get sick accidentally eating them, and to people, who catch diseases harbored by the insects who live in the water caught up in the Such an inspiring book Isatou and her fellow women villagers clean up their village by collecting plastic bags and recycling them into a plastic thread with which they crochet purses to sell I love stories like this You don t need to do much sometimes to make a big difference This book also points out that plastic bags are a health hazard to grazing animals, who get sick accidentally eating them, and to people, who catch diseases harbored by the insects who live in the water caught up in the discarded bags This is a wonderful book to use for Earth Day or for any lesson on recycling Highly recommended


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