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King Zoom the Vegan Kid: Volume 1: Animals used for food, is the first in a series of
non-fiction illustrated children’s books to focus on the social justice movement of our time.
In each book, King Zoom explains the What, Why and How of what it is like to be a Vegan through his real-life experiences in activism. Peaceful communication and self-care skills are outlined. The reader is introduced to several real-life rescued animals through colorful imagery inspired by personal photographs. Each Volume ends with one of King Zoom's favorite vegan recipes.
Each of the six volumes of King Zoom the Vegan Kid focuses on one area of animal exploitation:
- Volume 1: Animals used for food
- Volume 2: Animals used in entertainment
- Volume 3: Animals used in clothing
- Volume 4: Animals used in experiments
- Volume 5: Animals in wildlife
- Volume 6: Animals as companions.
When King Zoom was first born I searched for books where he could identify with the characters. Leading characters that represented his brown skin and brown curly hair. These books were hard to find and definitely not in the mainstream.
We had purchased all the Vegan related books that were available, but missing was the "How-to" of being a Vegan in a non- Vegan world and concrete steps one can take for animal liberation.
King Zoom is turning the same age that I was when I made the connection between the animals I loved and those on my plate.
Even though Veganism is more acceptable today, I find that we are still confronted with the same questions and attitudes.
The health benefits of a"plant-based diet" is now trendy, but being a Vegan is much more than a diet.
Animals are still being exploited, abused and slaughtered by the billions each year and they need us to use the most important tool we have, our voice.
"When I read, King Zoom the Vegan Kid, Animals used for food, I felt a deep sense of calm come over me, realising that a vegan world is just around the corner. When a young person has such insight into the wrongs we have inflicted on animals and shows us how we can end this by making kinder choices, we truly are stepping into the world we all wish to belong to - a vegan utopia.
He explains the facts about animal suffering in a way that immediately encourages empathy whilst simultaneously sharing the animals' experiences through their own stories of how unnatural their lives are. The imagery throughout the book captures the imagination without traumatising the reader, allowing them to keep reading whilst truly imagining living in a kinder world we all have a part in creating. I believe this book is a a powerful addition to the vegan movement which I would like to see in schools and homes around the world."
Psychologist and Author of Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World
"This is a book that is much needed for older kids, since most vegan-themed books out there are for the very little ones. I appreciate how this book is very clear and honest about all of the problems associated with our exploitation of non-human animals, but it is written in a compassionate and non-shaming way. Kids are capable of understanding so much more than they are given credit for, and the concepts presented in this book are presented in a way that are easy to digest. I also really appreciate how there are sections for self-care and how to get involved and be an activist at any age. I have heard so many parents who are looking for a resource to try to help their kids understand veganism, and this book fits the bill quite nicely!"
-Casey Taft, PHD
Cofounder , Vegan Publishers