Author of vegan coming-of-age superhero novel at Magic Tree in Oak Park

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By Community Editor

The Magic Tree Bookstore at 141 N. Oak Park Ave. is delighted to welcome author Marla Rose on Friday June 15th at 7 p.m. Her newest work is The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero. The novel tells the story of a quiet and introspective 15-year-old girl who receives an unlikely visitor in the night, setting off a series of sudden and profound changes in her life. These include new special powers, a new world view, new friends, a new summer job, and an urgent task to expose the destructive plans of her hometown's largest and most respected employer. This story is a classic American coming-of-age vegan superhero thriller – a can't-put-it-down page turner delivered with intelligence and humor.

Marla Rose is a writer, activist and community builder actively involved in Chicago's flourishing vegan movement. In 1998, she and her husband created the pioneering vegan web magazine, Vegan Street. She and her husband's work has led to the innovative and popular festival, Chicago VeganMania, which has drawn thousands over the last three years. Meanwhile, Marla co-founded the Chicago Vegan Family Network, which has grown into a group of dozens of families all raising vegan children. In 2009, Marla and her husband were recognized by Mercy For Animals as Activists of the Year.

In 2004, Marla published her first book, Marla's Vegan Guide to Chicago and the Universe. Soon after, she began her blog, Vegan Feminist Agitator. She is a freelance feature writer and has had her work featured in various publications. One of her essays was recently part of the collection, This I Believe: On Motherhood.

In addition to meeting Marla and learning about Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero, people can enjoy a sampling of Vegan treats. If you need more information, would like to reserve the book, or plan on coming, call (708)848-0770.

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