One Plastic Bag

The heart of STEM education and the Makerspace movement is to facilitate innovation, creativity, and solve complex problems with new solutions. This book by Miranda Paul tells the story of a creative community leader, Isatou Ceesay, and the recycling women of the Gambia. Readers will appreciate Isatou’s ingenuity and be inspired to make a difference in their own communities.

The book tells the story of the plastic pollution problem and unlikely solution. Readers will learn anyone can make our world a better place. This book should be read from beginning to end, as it reads like a narrative but offers a great model for designing a solution to a very large, worldwide problem. This and other STEM-focused texts are part of the LITE non-fiction series that will inspire students to innovate and become the leaders of tomorrow.