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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.


  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award
  • Short-listed, Fall 2017 Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Award 2019
  • Commended, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2018
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Non-Fiction 2018
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's 2018 Information Book Award 2018


"Take[s] a look at. 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. "

- Resource Links

"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

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

- School Library Journal

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

- School Library Connection

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

- Booklist

"Whether reading for research or looking to make a lifestyle change, this book will provide readers with ample information. "

- Green Teacher