Now Available! If Your Tears Were Human: A Collection of Poetry for Animals in Agriculture, 2nd Ed.

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If Your Tears Were Human
A Collection of Poetry for Animals in Agriculture
2nd Edition

Heather Leughmyer
Photos by Vanessa Sarges

If Your Tears Were Human: A Collection of Poetry for Animals in Agriculture, 2nd Edition, is an intensely moving and powerful collection of 28 verses written by Heather Leughmyer and paired with striking photographic images from Vanessa Sarges.

Each year, billions of land animals are raised and killed for their meat, eggs, and milk. To the agricultural industry, they are commodities, dollar signs. But to a growing number of people from all walks of life, these precious souls have purpose beyond our palates. They are unique individuals who experience pleasure and pain. They are companions, they are teachers, and they bring beauty and diversity to the planet we all share.

The poems included in this book were inspired by animals, people and events the author encountered in her activism for animals. Although she has been deeply disturbed by the magnitude of human cruelty toward these innocent beings, she has been just as deeply touched by the people who have bravely protested these injustices and who work relentlessly to make this world a kinder place. These are her heroes; the rebels, the bunny-huggers, those with the largest hearts and the softest souls. These poems honor them and the animals they serve.

ISBN: 978-1-946044-65-5 • Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle

About the Author

meHeather Leughmyer graduated from Indiana-Purdue University with a B.A. in English Writing and Linguistics. She is a dedicated vegan, animal rights activist and animal rescuer.

Writing has been a passion of hers for as long as she has advocated for animals. By telling their stories and illustrating their pain she hopes to touch a few hearts and change a few minds with her words.

Heather is the author of If Your Tears Were Human, Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, Courageous Conner, Dandelion’s Dream, Elyse’s Escape, and co-editor of Rescue Smiles. She lives in Columbia City, Indiana, with her husband, daughter and several animal companions.

About the Photographer

img_2741-2Vanessa Sarges wanted to make more of a contribution to Animal Rights, and felt that there was no better way to do so than to document their lives through her photography.

She began bearing witness with Toronto Pig Save and capturing the souls who were being transported to slaughter and the brave activists bearing witness with her. Although taking those photos is both sad and infuriating, many people have contacted Vanessa to say that her photos were the turning point of their lives and that they were transitioning to a vegan lifestyle as a result.

Vanessa and Heather have been friends for many years and Vanessa has taken great inspiration from their friendship and from Heather’s profound poetry. Vanessa was honoured to be asked to contribute to If Your Tears were Human.

Lop-Eared Lily Will Steal Your Heart!

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New Don’t-Miss Book from Who Chains You!

Lop-Eared Lily

by Rhonda Lucas Donald
Illustrated by Rhonda Van

Lily’s ears don’t mind the rules.
One’s up; the other’s down.
She looks a little cockeyed,
But never wears a frown.

Lop-Eared Lily is a little dog with mismatched ears and a penchant for licking. Bound along with her on a day full of ducks and bees and people’s knees—and Frisbee catching, too.

Life wasn’t always sunny for Lily. She had been abandoned and neglected, but found the perfect home with a family who loves her—licks, flip-flop ears, and all!

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Written by award-winning children’s author Rhonda Lucas Donald and whimsically illustrated by Rhonda Van, Lop-Eared Lily is perfect for early readers from age 4 and up. The book works great in the classroom and as part of humane education efforts, too.

ISBN: 978-1-946044-64-8

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About the Author

Rhonda Donald 6319loRhonda Lucas Donald is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children and teachers. She is a contributor to Ranger Rick and writes Science in the News for Science A–Z. A rhymester and nonfiction specialist, Rhonda loves making difficult science concepts accessible—and fun—for all ages. Rhonda’s first love is animals, and she has volunteered as a humane educator for animal shelters. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, National Science Teachers Association, and the Cat Writers Association. Rhonda and her husband share their Virginia home with their dog, Dixie, and their cat, Darcy. Visit her website at www.browntabby.com.

About the Illustrator

rhondavan2loRhonda Van is an author, artist, wildlife rehabber, and lifelong animal lover.

She particularly adores jackrabbits, squirrels, her animal companions, Shark Week, vegan dinners in Santa Cruz, and her husband Tony. Rhonda has been drawing forever, but only got deeper into illustration after she started drawing the wildlife friends she cares for.

Rhonda is the author and illustrator of Squeak the Squirrel, and the illustrator of Lop-Eared Lily, Spittin’ Kitten’s Speed-Away and Tiffany Rolls On.

Also by Author Rhonda Lucas Donald:

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Happy New Year! Who’s in Your “Flock of Friends”?

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We don’t know about you all, but we’re saying a very happy “goodbye” to 2019—let’s hope for a better 2020 for our planet, our animal friends, and all of YOU too! Thank you for being with us, and for reading our books. We appreciate you.

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Our Last Book of 2019 Spilled Over into 2020!

Flock of Friends

Farm Tales Series: Oliver & Friends

Written by Stephanie Itle-Clark
Illustrated by Jessie Miller

Friends come in all shapes and sizes! This flock of friends rhymes their way through a day at the farm, sharing some of the things chickens like to do and asking us to think about our friends big and small.

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Get to know Pebbles, Bingo, Ginger, and Roo and take part in their adventures at One EPIC Farm in the second book of the Farm Tales Series. Celebrate making friends of all kinds and learn how our differences make us special. Also included are fun facts about chickens and questions you can answer with your own friends.

The Farm Tales Series is written just for early readers in grades Pre-K-2. The book text incorporates early sight words as well as discussion questions for parents and educators to support growth in critical thinking and empathy for others.

ISBN: 978-1-946044-63-1

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About the Author

headshot-sic_2_origStephanie Itle-Clark is a former public-school developmental reading teacher, and the founder and president of the Academy of Prosocial Learning, where she supports prosocial and empathy education and provides resources and professional development for educators. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their pack of tiny rescue dogs. Stephanie is the author of Tiffany Rolls On, Oliver’s Big Problem, and Flock of Friends.

About the Illustrator

Jessie MillerloJessie Miller runs a nonprofit organization, EPIC Outreach, which focuses on teaching kindness to inspire compassion. Jessie recently acquired a mini farm sanctuary with rescued farm animals that will soon become an outreach center. Jessie lives in Florida, where she spends time at the beach, running, writing, or hanging out with her rescued animals. Please visit www.epicoutreach.org and her other two books, Chance – Wings of Hope and Winne: A Wet and Windy Adventure.

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