10 Vegan Books by Black Authors to Read
We’ve gathered cookbooks, children’s books, and books on social justice written by Black authors to add to your reading list. Celebrate Black voices by purchasing, reading, and sharing these 10 books!
By Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry brings you more than 100 plant-based recipes inspired by global cuisine. Impress your family and friends by taking them on a cultural food tour of Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Brazilian cuisine with a Southern flare, all from the comfort of your very own kitchen!
By Jenne Claiborne
Sweet Potato Soul brings you on an adventure featuring veganized versions of traditional cuisine. The cookbook features savory recipes, such as Fried Cauliflower Chicken and Jalapeño Hush Puppies, as well as sweet dishes including the famous Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls. There are 100 recipes to choose from—what will you make first!?
By Haile Thomas
Pre-order Living Lively by Haile Thomas (80 plant-based recipes). This young author was inspired when her father developed Type 2 diabetes and wanted to improve her dad’s health. The cookbook incorporates messages of happiness, confidence, and positivity into each recipe. You’ll find wholesome, nutrient-dense, and tasty meals to fuel you throughout the day.
By Koya Webb
A satisfying plant-based meal that takes only 15 minutes to prepare? Koya Webb’s cookbook is ideal for those looking to effortlessly incorporate healthy and flavorful eating. All recipes are easy to follow and use fresh ingredients. Think nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.
Raw Foods on a Budget: The Ultimate Program and Workbook to Enjoying a Budget-loving, Plant-based Lifestyle
By Brandi Rollins
Say hello to budget-friendly plant-based recipes brought to you by author Brandi Rollins.The cookbook includes 90 veggie-centered dishes to choose from and all recipes feature cost estimations, tips on saving money, and nutrition information. Learn how to store and prepare your food to reduce waste and get your money’s worth.
By Tracye Lynn McQuirter, MPH
Tracye Lynn McQuirter composed a vegan guide to plant-based eating with African American women in mind. By Any Greens Necessary was inspired by the disproportionately high rates of chronic disease Black women face. The cookbook gives tips and tricks to women so they can stay healthy and happy eating a whole plant-based food diet full of legumes, whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
By A. Breeze Harper
Sistah Vegan is a collection of poems, narratives, and essays from Black vegan women. The book focuses on eating healthier, feeling strong, and combating chronic diseases in the community as well as addressing social justice, spirituality, health, animal rights, and more. The literature inspires readers to better themselves through a radical change.
By Aph Ko and Syl Ko
Sisters Aph and Syl Ko use pop culture as a reference to highlight the hidden oppression and intersectionality between racial justice, feminism, and veganism. The book is a resource to understand, listen, and move forward for real change.
By Aph Ko
Aph Ko demonstrates the need to understand social and historical anti-Blackness in order to bring true change and liberation. She discusses the dehumanizing nature of racism, white supremacy, and the ill treatment of animals as interconnected.
By Kawani AJ Brown
Where Does Dinner Come From? is a children’s book inspired by the lack of representation of Black and Brown families in illustrations. This plant-based book on healthy eating is based off conversations author Kawani had with her daughter and the question of where the food they eat came from.
Mohini, a born and raised vegetarian from Chicago, initially went vegan when faced with a health issue, but stayed vegan for the animals. Whole food plant-based eating (inspired by traditional Indian culture) is her optimal diet. An advocate for mental health and lifestyle changes, she has a degree in Health Sciences from DePaul University.
More from VegOut
Cruelty-Free Face Moisturizers with SPF
Sunny days call for some SPF!
Pinky Cole Becomes DoorDash’s Chief Restaurant Advisor
Slutty Vegan’s founder and CEO begins a new venture with DoorDash!
10 “Beefy” Vegan Burgers to Grill up This Fourth of July
Fire up the grill! It’s time to get the vegan party started.
8 Easy Food Swaps to Make for Plastic-Free July
Grab those reusable bags, we’re going on a plastic-free food hunt!
This Pittsburgh Restaurant and Jazz Bar Is Now 100% Vegan
Con Alma is every vegan music-lover's dream!
11 LGBTQ-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in LA
From coffee shops and sit-down restaurants to a nightclub and dinner party pop-up, there are so many great Queer-owned businesses to check out!
5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Well-Being
Here are some tips to live your best, most balanced life!
Cracker Barrel Adds Vegan Sausage to Menu
Cracker Barrel adds its first plant-based meat option to the menu!
New Vegan Butcher Shop to Open in Long Beach This Year
The Plant Butchers and Sugar Taco’s third location is coming to Long Beach!
Smashburger Launches Plant-Based Milkshakes
Smashburger now offers six fully plant-based milkshakes at all locations!
The Best Store-Bought Overnight Oats
Looking for a quick and easy breakfast? These vegan overnight oats are the perfect option!
Vegan Rainbow Treats That Ship Nationwide for Pride Month
Check out these delicious rainbow sweet treats and drinks that are celebrating Pride all month long!