Vegan Is Love by Ruby Roth

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Kudos to Ruby for having the strength to put out a book that was bound to make waves. That takes courage.


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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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.
Published April 24, 2012 by North Atlantic Books. 44 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Below average
Mar 15 2012

The lack of an index or print citations to specific information may leave readers wondering whether some of her sweeping statements are entirely (or still) correct

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Evolving Wellness

Reviewed by Evita Ochel on May 08 2012

Either way, this is a timely book that offers excellent solutions for everyday life, as well as reading and reflection material for those families who are ready to be the change they wish to see.

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Beef Daily

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Reviewed by Amanda Radke on May 02 2012

... ‘Vegan Is Love,’ a gorgeously illustrated but sinister children's book that graphically depicts bleeding, slaughtered animals and describes their deaths as violent and sad.

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This Dish is Veg

Reviewed by Kasey Minnis on Mar 21 2012

Taken on the whole, it presents a realistic but non-frightening look at the exploitation of animals, because child readers are empowered to believe they can be part of the solution.

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Planet Lactose

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Reviewed by Steve Carper on May 20 2012

No matter how you raise your child, do your research. And keep away from the nutty fringes.

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Reviewed by Jacqueline on Apr 27 2012

Kudos to Ruby for having the strength to put out a book that was bound to make waves. That takes courage.

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Holistic Living

Reviewed by Rachel Avalon on Apr 24 2012

It asks us to question the norm and to strive for a world that is kinder to all. It may not be perfect, but with an open heart and mind Vegan is Love could change countless lives for the better.

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