How it all began … a note from Jessica Almy, creator of Vegbooks
Hi! Welcome to Vegbooks, where we review kids books, movies, and other media from a veg perspective. Looking for a vegetarian-friendly film for your family movie night or the perfect gift to bring to a vegan birthday party? You’ve come to the right place.
When my daughter was two, I bought her a Sesame Street DVD that taught numbers and counting. But the video was about more than 1-2-3s — one segment featured a dairy cow who encouraged kids to drink her milk!
Kids are bombarded with messages day in and day out, some of which affirm our values and some which don’t. I launched Vegbooks to assist parents (and aunties, uncles, teachers, godparents, and friends) in finding books and movies that affirm vegetarian and vegan values.
I hope that Vegbooks is a useful resource for discovering new books and movies to share with the vegetarian and vegan kids in your life. All of the reviews are written by volunteers who are parents or educators, and we aim to point out what’s good (and what’s not) for families that care about animal rights, animal welfare, environmentalism, and nutrition.
Together we can raise children who value healthy living, the connections between humans and other animals, and the need to protect the earth and all its inhabitants.
A vegan, mom, and avid reader, I live in Washington, DC with my husband, our amazing eight-year-old daughter, and our cat Cassie.
I launched Vegbooks in October 2009, and I’m delighted to feature reviews by incredible contributors, all of whom are volunteers. I couldn’t do it without Jennifer Gannett, another vegan mom who writes reviews, helps with outreach, and manages our Facebook page.
In addition to Vegbooks, I’m working on a new project called Three Vegan Moms, which will discuss parenting from three perspectives (all vegan!).
Contact me at vegbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.
About the books we review:
Most of the books we review are from the library, a book swapping club, or our own collections, but occasionally, we do receive review copies from publishers free of cost. We pledge not to sell these books, and review copies do not always receive positive reviews. You will, however, catch us waxing poetic about books (regardless of source) that support and promote vegetarian values, and do so in a way that is entertaining, smart, and original.
About the links on Vegbooks:
Most of the links on our site are to informational or charitable content of interest to our readers. From time to time, however, we do include Amazon affiliate links, for which we receive a small commission. If you would like to help defray the operational expenses associated with Vegbooks (such as web hosting), please consider using the Amazon widget in the righthand column the next time you’re shopping online, or click through this link. Your purchases can support more reviews for vegetarian and vegan families.
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