From cookbooks and nutritional guides to educational pieces and children’s books, there’s no shortage of vegan books to choose from. Here are five of our favorites that would make great gifts this holiday season:
Own Your Health: How to Live Long and Avoid Chronic Illness by Glen Merzer
Perfect for those who want to live healthier lives, this book is packed with nutritional advice, humor and delicious recipes by Chef AJ.
“Own Your Health is loaded with important information about how you can actually take control of your health destiny. It features Merzer’s dazzling wit, along with amazing recipes from legendary Chef AJ. A must-read!” – Jeff Nelson, Founder, VegSource
Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Color Community Project edited by Julia Feliz Brueck
This book is essential for every animal rights activist. The featured writers demonstrate the importance of creating an inclusive animal rights community that recognizes the connections and intersections between speciesism and other forms of oppression.
“Countless folks aren’t critical enough about the interconnectedness of oppression and how it impacts marginalized communities as well as other animals (i.e. sexism, racism, classism, etc., which are greatly amplified under capitalism). ‘Veganism in an Oppressive World’ is a must-read for anyone committed to doing serious work around the dismantling of speciesism and all other systems of oppression that are inherently at odds with life.”– Kevin Tillman, Vegan Hip Hop Movement
The Adventures of Veggie Vero by Veronica Green
A wonderful children’s vegan superhero series, each book follows Veggie Vero, a compassionate, inspiring and powerful girl, who rescues farmed animals and educates her peers about vegan eating.
“Veronica Green has brilliantly opened a door for discussion between vegan parent and child. Veggie Vero emphasizes the notion that ‘all change begins with knowledge’. This teaches children to be superheros in their own right by lighting the path of compassionate living for others to follow.” – GenreGiants.com
Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time by Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone
Great for the environmentalists in your life. This book is filled with eye-opening and compelling research that highlights why plant-based eating is key to saving our planet.
“If we’re going to change the factory farming system, we need books like this that thoughtfully address the nuance of the problem and propose solutions that will propel us into the future of food.” – Bruce Friedrich, co founder and executive director, The Good Food Institute
Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget by Olivia Biermann
Learn how to make delicious and fun recipes that are budget friendly, easy to make and use accessible ingredients.
“If you’re wondering how to get through the day, week, year, or even your life as a vegan look no further than Liv’s book! It’s full of everyday ideas that are simple, delicious and colorful. You’ll be inspired to be in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy and satisfied by the hearty dishes she’s compiled in this collection. It’s perfect for parents, college students, and anyone who is looking for real-life ways to eat more plants.” – Lauren Toyota, author
What are your favorite vegan books? Let us know in the comments.