Miranda Paul has been an avid recycler since elementary school, when she won a contest by transforming a discarded cereal box into a beautiful holiday ornament. She still loves rummaging for treasures but now spends most of her time teaching and writing books for children.
Over the past decade, Miranda has traveled to the Gambia as a volunteer teacher, a fair‐trade and literacy advocate, and a freelance journalist—which led her to write the children's book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia.
One Plastic Bag has garnered a starred review from School Library Journal, praise from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, and The Horn Book Magazine, and was named a Junior Library Guild selection. Miranda, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is touring the country this spring with award-winning grassroots activist Isatou Ceesay, the subject of her latest title.
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