I'm Not a Plastic Bag by Rachel Hope Allison

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Foreward by Jeff Corwin Based on the real-life occurrence of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an island of floating trash in a remote area of the Northern Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas, I'm Not a Plastic Bag tells a moving story about loneliness, beauty, and humankind's connection to our planet. Produced in conjunction with American Forests and the Global ReLeaf programs, Archaia will plant two trees for each tree used in the manufacturing of this book. Presented in partnership with JeffCorwinConnect, a global, ecological, educational and entertainment multimedia company launched by Jeff Corwin, the popular wildlife expert and nature conservationist.

About Rachel Hope Allison

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Rachel Hope Allison earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2009. She now works as an illustrator and with several nonprofit organizations in online organizing and fundraising. Emmy Award-winning television host, author and biologist Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species, natural resources, and ecosystems around the globe. Jeff is executive producer and host of Ocean Mysteries on ABC. In addition to exploring the state of our planet's oceans and marine life, Jeff is a correspondent for MSNBC and NBC news. Beyond television, Jeff is an author, film producer, philanthropist, and educator. He is a cofounder of Jeff Corwin Connect Inc.
Published April 25, 2012 by Boom Entertainment. 88 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this wordless graphic novel, produced in association with biologist/TV host Jeff Corwin, Allison tackles the real-world result of modern consumption and trash production: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Geeks of Doom

The main character of I’m Not A Plastic Bag is a large island made entirely of garbage, based on an actual place — specifically, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a large spot in the Pacific Ocean which, due to currents, collects most oceanic debris.

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Published by Archaia in association with Jeff Corwin Connect (co-founded by conservationist and Emmy winning TV host of Ocean Mysteries Jeff Corwin), Allison’s graphic novel I am Not a Plastic Bag is told entirely without words.

Apr 27 2012 | Read Full Review of I'm Not a Plastic Bag

Broken Frontier

A plastic bag.

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Gr 3–6—Who would have thought that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch could evoke readers' sympathy? Allison personifies the floating accumulation of trash into a being filled with loneliness and longing. Among the plastic bags, bottles, and other debris, a used tire and windblown umbrella appear as...

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