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Created: 21st April, 2017

One Plastic Bag

Author: Miranda Paul
Illustrator: Elizabeth Zunon
Publisher: Millbrook Press

The true story of Isatou Ceesay who saw the problem that the proliferation of plastic bags was causing in her country, the Gambia, contaminating the environment and killing the goats that swallowed them. She collaborated with other local women to crochet thread made from the plastic bags to create purses resulting in a thriving trade and reducing pollution. The illustrator grew up in West Africa and has used colourful papers and leftover shopping bags in the creation of her pictures.

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