Before she became an author and an illustrator, Ruby Roth was an elementary school art teacher. Her previous experience, combined with her passion for veganism, make her the ideal creator of an approachable, honest, and super kid-friendly book series that introduces animal rights, human education, and plant-based eating. Whether you are transitioning your family to a vegan diet, want to share some basic humane education with your child’s class and inspire some little activists in the process, or simply care to add more books that support a kinder, more empathetic lifestyle to your family’s library, Roth’s three “We Don’t Eat Animals” books are a great addition to your library.
The prose in all three books is easy to understand, and the sweet illustrations often focus on animal families. The books, beloved by celebs like Alicia Silverstone, definitely stay far away from any stereotypical vegan scare-factor tactics and are totally appropriate for all ages. V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind was created for even tiny veggie tots and reinforces learning the alphabet as well as informing kids about different types of vegan food (thereby, providing kids answers for the inevitable question all vegans get: So what do you eat?). Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action moves beyond our food choices to discuss how kids can make a difference by helping to save the earth’s beloved animals and by making ethical consumer and lifestyle choices. That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things was actually Roth’s first book and it remains a classic example of how to compassionately yet honestly approach the subject of animal rights and factory farming. You can buy each book individually or purchase them as a Young Activist gift pack and save 15%!