Vegan is Love
Author: Ruby Roth · Subject: Children’s
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.
About the Author
Ruby Roth is an artist, designer, activist, and author and illustrator of vegan and vegetarian books for children.
Vegan since 2003, Roth was teaching art at an elementary school when her students’ fascination with veganism inspired her to write That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals in 2009—the first book of its kind in children’s literature. Vegan Is Love and V Is for Vegan followed. Today, Roth’s books have been translated into multiple languages including German, Italian, Korean, French, Polish, and Slovenian.
Roth has received international attention for her sensitive, yet frank advocacy of a vegan diet and lifestyle. Complementing her degrees in art and American Studies, she has researched animal agriculture, health, nutrition, and the benefits of a plant-based diet for over a decade.
“Leaping and bounding toward a more peaceable world, this heart-centered book shows just how far our actions can go when we use love to fuel change.” – Jason Mraz, singer and songwriter
“An important and completely unique addition to children’s literature, Vegan Is Love is a gift for newer, greener, and more compassionate generations to come.” – Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary
“Roth’s work brings children a new viewpoint on animals that we desperately need in today’s world. Her message to stop attending dolphinariums is a great way to get children personally involved in making moral choices that are best for the animals. Dolphins belong in the sea, not in captivity.” – Richard O’Barry, marine mammal specialist, The Cove; campaign director of SaveJapanDolphins.org
“Children love animals, and Vegan Is Love helps to nurture their natural compassion. Please give this book to the teachers, parents, and children in your life, and you will do a world of good to create a compassionate world for all.” – Lorri Houston, founder and president, Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary
“Ruby Roth’s short, sweet, and beautifully illustrated book is a must for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and babysitters, as is her message that ‘The choice to be vegan is especially brave.’ And that goes for grown-ups, too.” – Joseph Connelly, founder and publisher, VegNews magazine
“Vegan Is Love beautifully conveys compelling reasons to reevaluate the food we eat, clothes we wear, and entertainment we choose. Best of all, it offers children ways they can be part of the solution today.” – Brendan Brazier, professional triathlete, best-selling author of Thrive
“This book gives young people a comprehensive view of animal rights as a lifestyle in an easy-to-digest format. It is my dream that future generations will extend their compassion to all sentient beings as part of their daily practice. This book provides the tools they need to get started.” – Simone Reyes, Running Russell Simmons
“Ruby Roth is a magical truth-teller, artist, and conduit to kindness. If I had my druthers, every child in the world would have compulsory homework to read her work, as compassion should be the most perfunctory lesson we learn. My vegan son is so lucky to have Roth’s books to guide him—for every question he has, her books provide an answer.” – Chloe Jo Davis, founder of Girlie Girl Army
“Being a Wellness Warrior isn’t just for adults. Ruby Roth’s fabulous new book teaches children how veganism leads to personal and planetary health and happiness. Share your respect and compassion for our animal friends by reading Vegan Is Love to a little one you adore.” – Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, and wellness coach
“Beautifully written and illustrated. …Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action covers everything from why visiting zoos is not a way to support animals if we love them to why eating a plant-based diet is the healthiest thing for us and our world. … I read the book to my kids and they were totally engrossed in the story and the pictures. … The message Ruby Roth wants you all to take away from her new book is to ‘Love deeply, think critically, and act responsibly!‘” – Sarah Creighton, blogger, Veggie Kids
“Roth’s skillful paintings feature rich colors and stylized animals.” – School Library Journal