We are well underway into January...the Christmas trees are down and the decorations packed away but it is a good time to sit back and reflect on the past year...
When I first sat down to write my books it was a distant dream of mine to get them into schools and start to bring about some balance in a setting that is predominantly geared towards animal exploitation everywhere you look. However, I never thought that we would be making that happen so soon!
NOW we are seeing Vivi being sent all over the country to various nurseries, schools and early years settings.
Knowing that children are beginning to get the opportunity to access vegan-friendly literature in their school setting makes me so happy for so many reasons!
1) Non-vegan children may not understand what veganism is or why their peers are vegan so having vegan-friendly books is an important tool as it helps educate and inform children and possibly plants seeds at the same time. 🌱
2) Vegan children are up against it at school in so many ways, from the food, the books, the lessons, the topics, the class discussions, the trips to other children and teachers' attitudes...and so on. It is therefore extremely important for them to have their lifestyles affirmed and supported at school where they spend more hours in the week than their own home.🏫
That is why we (and many others) are working hard to bring about inclusivity to these settings to help our little supervegans and the animals! 🐾 Once again I am so grateful to Nigel Dunn and Animal Justice Project for their support and help with this mission. We are only just getting started...😉✌🙏🏻
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Tina Newman - Mum of 2 and author of the children's book series Vivi the Supervegan; fighting for more compassion and peace in this world.