Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!


Vegetables Rock!: A Complete Guide for Teenage Vegetarians by Stephanie Pearson. Nutrition tips, Q & A, and a cookbook make this a great guide for teens who are starting to go veggie.

I'm a Vegetarian: Amazing facts and ideas for healthy vegetarians by Ellen Schwartz. This is another great guide for vegetarian teens. In addition to nutrition information and recipes, it also contains a section on how to handle social situations and people who may not understand.

Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian by Matthew Locricchio. For vegetarian teens who want more than a basic cookbook with the same old recipes.


Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl Weary. Sam is a bass player in an up-and-coming band and a devoted vegetarian-- until she's bitten by a werewolf.

Fat Cat by Robin Brande. Cat's science project involves living as prehistorically as possible-- eating their diet and living without a lot of technology. She doesn't eat meat, so she doesn't have to worry about refrigeration too much. If it works, her project will open doors to universities, and might change her life in other ways as well.

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Don't think you know this story just because you've seen the movie. It's bad enough that Mia has a hard time with math-- now her mom is dating her math teacher. AND THEN, she finds out that she's a princess, and needs to start acting like one. But what's a vegetarian girl with Princess Amadala underwear and hair that looks like an upside-down yield sign to do? Take Princess lessons from Grandmere. The first one is how to mix a proper sidecar and to keep them coming. Mia's work is cut out of for her. The first in a series, follow it with Princess in the Spotlight.


Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald. Jenna is a dedicated vegetarian and environmentalist, but when she spends the summer with her grandmother in rural Canada, she realizes that there are two sides to most issues and while she doesn't have to change her values, she may have to change her approach.

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. This classic is one many teens will read in American Lit. class. Jurgis is a recent immigrant to America who just wants to work an honest day's work to support his family. What he sees in the meat packing industry, both in how the food and the workers are treated spurs him to action.

Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager by Claire Askew. This guide is for those teens who want to go fully vegan.

What books would you add?

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