What better way to get inspired by strong women than to read books by female authors? Celebrate feminists by reading their stories, and empower all females by going vegan. These titles are perfect picks for Women’s History Month (March)—or any month of the year! From practical to inspirational, there’s something for every taste. Looking for a recipe? Tempt your taste buds with PETA’s top cookbooks of all time.
If you want to make reading social, gather friends or family together for a virtual book club. You can easily rent books by female authors online from Kindle and audiobooks from Audible. Use your local library card to borrow for free at sites such as Overdrive, Libby, and Hoopla. Happy reading!
PETA’s own president, Ingrid Newkirk, writes about the wondrous world of animals in this riveting read. For instance, did you know that fish “sing” to communicate underwater? You’ll learn all kinds of fascinating facts from this book, which celebrities such as Alec Baldwin have raved about. It also includes a guide on ending speciesism and respecting animals in your everyday actions. You don’t want to miss this book.
Women, Culture & Politics
Liberation icon Angela Davis is a human rights activist and an outspoken vegan. You’ll be inspired by her words and suggestions about fighting discrimination in your daily life. This powerful book is a collection of her speeches and writings about equality, including the exploitation of animals. Order your copy today and learn more about social injustice.
In the Shadow of Man
Dr. Jane Goodall is a world-renowned primatologist and a fierce animal advocate. National Geographic even made a documentary about her iconic relationship with chimpanzees. In this memoir, she tells her life story, from her first project in Tanzania to her conservation work years later. See why this book has been a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
By Any Greens Necessary
While in college, Tracye McQuirter was first inspired to go vegan after hearing a speech by PETA pal Dick Gregory about the plate of Black America—the political, economic, and social reasons that most Black folks eat unhealthfully. She became a renowned health nutritionist, and The New York Times cites her book as a key reason for the popular rise of vegan eating among African Americans during the last decade. Order her guide to “eat great, get healthy, lose weight, and look phat.”
Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene
Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist who tells stories about the suffering of animals through images. She shines a light on the “invisible” animals in our lives—those with whom we have a close relationship and yet fail to see. Joaquin Phoenix loves her work so much that he wrote the foreword to the book. See the compelling photos for yourself.
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
Dr. Melanie Joy is a bestselling author who boasts one of the most-viewed TEDx talks of all time. In this book (and in her presentation), she speaks about carnism—“the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals.” Find out how to combat this toxic mindset by reading her book.
The Minimalist Vegan
Maša Ofei wrote this “simple manifesto“ with her husband, Michael, who is also a dedicated vegan. The couple answers your questions about minimalism in this short book—and explains how to live with less stuff and more compassion. Learn more about conscious living.
Will Travel for Vegan Food
Kristin Lajeunesse is a fearless foodie and an entrepreneur. She set out to try every vegan restaurant in the continental U.S.—in a remodeled Chevy van. She describes her adventure as a “young woman’s solo van-dwelling mission to break free, find food, and make love.” Travel through the pages of her book.
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