CAA strives to use the most accurate and reliable information available in our efforts to educate people about animals. These books are our recommendations for the best resources in each of the given areas. The exception is cookbooks, where there are hundreds of titles, many of which are good (and which are a matter of taste), so we only listed a few of our favorites.
Nutrition and Health
- Vegan for Life, by Virginia Messina and Jack Norris
- The Vegetarian Way, Virginia Messina and Mark Messina
- Becoming Vegetarian, Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis
- Becoming Vegan, Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
- The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications, Virginia Messina, Reed Mangels, and Mark Messina - note that this is really a textbook and professional reference
- Simply Vegan, Debra Wasserman - nutrition section by Reed Mangels
Cookbooks (a range listed from quick-and-easy to gourmet)
- Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
- Tofu Cookery, Louise Hagler
- Short-Cut Vegetarian, Lorna Sass
- How It All Vegan!, Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard
- Complete Vegetarian Kitchen, Lorna Sass
- The Vegan Gourmet, Susann Geiskopf-Hadler et al.
Philosophy and History:
- Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights, Tom Regan
- The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan - this is a textbook level philosophy books
- Animal Liberation, Peter Singer - also a good source of information about vivisection and factory farming
- Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money, Erik Marcus - this book is about movement strategy, and is very much in line with CAA's approach
Environment, Ecology, Economics
There are several books currently in print that discuss these topics. However, we do not feel that any of them are currently accurate or rigorous enough for us to recommend them.
Periodicals (various subjects)
- Vegetarian Journal, Vegetarian Resource Group