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Meatless?

A Fresh Look at What You Eat

by Sarah Elton, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

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Description

Humans are eating more meat than ever before. At the same time, vegetarianism is capturing more widespread attention. From Meatless Mondays to vegan options, people are talking more about meat and whether or not to eat it.

Journalist Sarah Elton tackles the topic by explaining what vegetarianism is, why people choose it, and how their reasons—including religion, animal rights, food security, and the environmental cost of eating meat—have changed over time. The book closes with practical tips for making the switch, and perspectives from vegetarian kids.

As a conflicted meat eater herself, Elton encourages freedom to choose. Lively illustrations, sidebars, and sources, plus a glossary, index, and further reading suggestions make this a friendly, comprehensive introduction to why some people eat meat, why others don't, and what kids might consider when making that choice for themselves.

About the Authors

Sarah Elton

SARAH ELTON is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in writing about food. Her book for children, Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. Her bestselling books for adults include Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat. Sarah was the food columnist for CBC Radio's Here & Now for more than a decade. She lives in Toronto. Visit sarahelton.ca and find Sarah on Twitter @SarahAElton.
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Julie McLaughlin

JULIE MCLAUGHLIN is an illustrator living in Vancouver, BC.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
4 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Award
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Non-Fiction
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's 2018 Information Book Award
  • Commended, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • , Fall 2017 Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award
Editorial Reviews

"Clear and kid-friendly... Great for discussions of health, diet, and the environment."

— School Library Journal

"The author's balanced approach to this topic is broad and yet includes specifics that would relate to a wide audience of readers... Recommended."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"This even-handed, supportive, and well-written examination of food choice will fill a gap in many nonfiction collections."

— Booklist

"Nonjudgmental... Colourful, cartoonish illustrations complement the text of this accessible took for those considering non-meat lifestyle choices... Recommended."

— School Library Connection

"Take[s] a look at...food related issues with great success. ...Using a straightforward approach, the author delivers a text that is both engaging and insightful."

— Quill & Quire

"This text is interesting and thought provoking, presenting many points of view. It should certainly lead to lively discussion."

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