Innocent Beings (be their voice)
Barbara Thumann-Calderaro, author
“Innocent Beings (be their voice)” is a middle grade/young adult fantasy that explores the issue of the inhumane treatment of slaughterhouse animals as well as the health benefits of vegetarian lifestyle from a different point of view – the animals! A newly converted teenaged vegetarian, troubled by the merciless treatment of animals in the meat production industry, sets out on a path of personal discovery en route to an animal sanctuary. Not knowing why she hadn't realized these facts sooner, she hopes to find some answers that might help her overcome her guilt. Her fantastical adventure begins after she trips, hits her head, and discovers she is voiceless and is welcomed at a magical farm where talking animals prosper and tell her their tales.