DATE: Thursday, July 14th
TIME: 5:30 to 7pm
LOCATION: Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC
The Greater Good Gallery will host a book launch party and book signing for My Little Plastic Bag on Thursday July 14 at 5:30 pm. The book with text by local poet Sam Love and illustrator Samrae Duke tells the story of what happens to a plastic bag when a little girl throws it out the window. Through brightly colored illustrations a child can follow the plastic through the ecosystem into the ocean where small bits are eaten by fish. Finally the chemicals in the plastic come back to Amy’s family in the fish her family eats.
The story is based on a poem by Sam Love that appeared in his poetry book, Converging Waters and in Duke University’s Eno magazine. “I get really angry when I see the plastic pieces that the mowers cut up on the side of the road and I wanted to create an educational book for young children that helps them understand there is no ‘away’,” according to Love.
“This book can be valuable to teach young people about the problems plastic trash creates in our aquatic environment,” says Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper.
For more information, email Sam Love at firstname.lastname@example.org