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    One Plastic Bag
    Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
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    ©2015
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-6299-1
    AR Quiz #: 170587
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 2.90
    Lexile Level: 570
    SRC Reading Level: 1.6
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 10 5/8 x 8 7/8
    Dewey: 363.72880966
    Reading Grade Level: 2
    Interest Grade Level: K-3
    Ages: 5-9
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    DESCRIPTION Miranda Paul
    Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.

    The 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 change.

    Isatou 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.


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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Author's Note, Free Online Content, Full-Color Illustrations, Illustrator Biography, Maps, Online Resources, Original Artwork, Timeline
    Awards for this Title
    AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
    Amelia Bloomer Project List
    Black Eyed Susan Book Awards
    Children's Africana Book Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Cybils
    Delaware Diamonds Program
    Eureka! Children’s Book Award
    Green Earth Book Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Nebraska Golden Sower Award
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    Notable Social Studies Trade Books
    Nutmeg Award
    NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
    South Carolina Book Award
    Star Of The North Picture Book Award
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal

    "Simple but lyrical text conveys this beautiful, thought-provoking tale of ecological awareness and recycling.... An inspiring account." —starred, School Library Journal

    Other Reviews
    Booklist
    "Colorful textured and patterned collage artwork illustrates this inspiring true story, which concludes with more information about Isatou's grassroots initiative."―Booklist
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "This handsome presentation of grassroots environmental activism is certain to inspire young readers." —The Horn Book Magazine