Spring  Events:


I'll be participating in a symposium on immigration at the Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC entitled: Immigration and Literature:The Role of Heritage in Storytelling.

Wednesday. May 25 from 1-2pm. Book signing to follow.

New Book!

I'm happy to announce my new picture book: Don't Call Me Grandma, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson! Published by Carolrhoda Books, it's a story about a little girl who learns how to connect with her prickly, pearl-wearing great-grandmother. 

Available February 1, 2016.

You can read the Kirkus Review for the book here.

Past Events:

Story-time and Craft

In honor of World Fair Trade Day, I will be reading One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia and doing a recycled craft activity for kids at Mango Tree Imports in Saratoga Springs, NY. Join me and shop Fair Trade!

Saturday, May 14 from 1:30-3:30pm. 

Meet & Greet

I'll be signing books at the 7th Annual Hudson Children's Book Festival in Hudson, NY. Join me for story-time as I read my newest book Don't Call Me Grandma! (12-30-1pm in Author Gymnasium Tent)

Saturday, May 7 from 10am-3pm.

Book Signing

I'll be signing books at the Section of School Librarians' Conference at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. If you're attending the conference, stop by and say Hi!

Friday, May 6 from 10:15-11am (in the Courtyard Vendor Area)

Meet & Greet

April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day! Join me at Bank Street Bookstore in New York City, where I'll be singing books with many other authors and illustrators!

Saturday, April 30 from 12:30-1pm. (Event lasts from 10am-7pm)

Meet & Greet

Join me for Family Night at John L. Edwards Primary School in Hudson, NY for a live-action performance of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind! I'll be signing books after the performance.

Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm.

School Visit

I'll be talking about my book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia at SHENsational 2016 Global Expo!

Saturday, March 19 at 10am. 

Art Show

I am happy to be part of Martinez Gallery's Alternate Roads exhibition until January 31. Stop on by for the opening during Troy Night Out!

Runs until February 28, 2016.

Meet & Greet

Please join me at the Gaithersburg Library in Gaithersburg, MD to hear the extraordinary true story One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, in celebration of Read Africa Week!

Saturday, February 6 from 2-4pm. 


I'll be speaking at the New York State Reading Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Wednesday, November 11th at 9:30am.

Book Signing

Come say hi at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, where I'll be signing my newest picture book Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 8th from 2-3:30pm.

School Visit

I'll be visiting Williamstown Elementary School for their Words are Wonderful book festival, celebrating the power and magic of words!

October 26 and 27.


Look for my table at the 11th Annual IBBY Conference (International Board on Books for Young People) in New York City!

Friday evening, October 16th.

Art Show

Come check out Many Rivers: Black Dimension in Art's 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Saratoga Arts Center; a showcase of established and emerging artists from the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

October 3 - November 7, 2015.

Craft Sale

I'll be at the City of the Hills Art & Music Festival in Oneonta, NY, selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry. 

Look for the Something IvoryCoasty booth!

Saturday, September 19 from 11am-6pm.

Craft Sale

I'll be at the Black Arts & Cultural Festival in Albany, NY, selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry. 

Saturday, August 1 from 3-7pm.

Art Show

I'm happy to be participating in La Casa Azul Bookstore's summer exhibition about the Power of Children's Books entitled Suenos: How Imagination Can Save the World in New York City.

July 25 - September 26, 2015.

Craft Sale

Stop by my booth at Art on Lark in Albany, NY, where I'll be selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry!

Saturday, June 6 from 10-5pm.

Book Signing

I'll be sharing my picture book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia written by Miranda Paul at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30-11:30am.


I'll be doing a book reading and art project at the Project Create Studio in Washington, DC with my book One Plastic Bag!

Wednesday, April 8 from 3:30-5:30pm.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see author Miranda Paul and environmental activist Isatou Ceesay in the Capital Region during their One Plastic Bag Book Tour!

Book Extras

Want to learn more about the book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Check out oneplasticbag.com for teacher resources, links and more. You can even buy the recycled plastic purses from the book!





All Illustrations Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Zunon