Whether it’s for health, humane, or taste reasons, many young people are vegetarians. This is the perfect book to help them be healthy ones. It provides a history of vegetarianism, advice on balancing one’s diet, yummy food ideas, and, best of all, ways to cope with sticky situations. How do you handle the inevitable trips to the local burger joint? How do you resist Grandma’s attempts to get you to try just a bit of her famous roast turkey? How do you respond to dire predictions that it’s meat that makes you strong? For young people who are vegetarians, or for those who are thinking about making the switch, this is an invaluable resource.
Ellen Schwartz was born in Washington, DC, and now lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia. In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories. Her stories for children have been published in children’s magazines and teaching anthologies.
In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Schwartz and her husband run a communications consulting company. She works as a corporate writer, and teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Before becoming a writer, Ms. Schwartz taught special education and the primary grades, and worked as an environmental educator.
Farida Zaman has illustrated many books, including several cookbooks.
“Teens will find much encouragement in this guide to navigating the vegetarian lifestyle…A friendly, rational volume…”
–School Library Journal
“As more and more teenagers explore the possibility of becoming vegetarian, their curiosity about this choice is fueled by a need for information and reassurance. Schwartz provides both in this easygoing yet thorough overview…highly recommended…”
“What the book does best is supply young vegetarians with information and tools to make their lives easier; there are menus, Web sites and hints about dealing with family meals…”
–The Globe and Mail
“It’s an invaluable resource full of advice on how to eat properly, tips for navigation in a meat-eating world, food lore and history and even some good, basic recipes.”
“Ellen Schwartz has created a volume chock full of information for young people…an invaluable resource many individuals will appreciate.”