Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

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North Atlantic Books, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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In Vegan Is Love, author-illustrator Ruby Roth introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. Broadening the scope of her popular first book That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, Roth illustrates how our daily choices ripple out locally and globally, conveying what we can do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and more. Roth's message is direct but sensitive, bringing into sharp focus what it means to “put our love into action.” Featuring empowering back-of-the-book resources on action children can take themselves, this is the next step for adults and kids alike to create a more sustainable and compassionate world.

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The facts delivered in this book are true, but they are presented with a very negative tone. This book focuses on a positive alternative lifestyle, but negates many facts of different cultures and ... Read full review

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Vegan is Love is an amazing book. I have two boys, four and six, and both of them easily understood the topic. They were not scared or found it graphic, instead they would ask questions on every page. After reading the book to my boys the first thing they wanted to do is write a letter to our local aquarium. They love going there and wanted to make sure that the animals were taken care of and not hurt. They wanted the animas to be free. It helped them understand that food from fast food and other highly advertised resturaunts used bad medicines that could hurt the animals and hurt us. It has a positive lasting effect and they still ask me and my husband to read it to them quite often. 

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About the author (2012)

Ruby Roth is an acclaimed activist, artist, and author whose work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times,, Glamour, and Wired as well as on The Today Show, FOX, ABC, CNN, and other major media outlets. She first discovered children's interest in veganism while teaching art at an elementary school. Complementing her degrees in art and American studies, she has researched animal agriculture, health, nutrition, and the benefits of a plant-based diet for nearly a decade. Her first book, That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, was published in 2009. A vegan since 2003, she lives in Los Angeles.

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