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Publisher's Summary

This groundbreaking illustrated YA nonfiction title from two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author Eliot Schrefer is a well-researched and teen-friendly exploration of the gamut of queer behaviors observed in animals.

A quiet revolution has been underway in recent years, with study after study revealing substantial same-sex sexual behavior in animals. Join celebrated author Eliot Schrefer on an exploration of queer behavior in the animal world—from albatrosses to bonobos to clownfish to doodlebugs.

In sharp and witty prose—aided by humorous comics from artist Jules Zuckerberg—Schrefer uses science, history, anthropology, and sociology to illustrate the diversity of sexual behavior in the animal world. Interviews with researchers in the field offer additional insights for listeners and aspiring scientists.

Queer behavior in animals is as diverse and complex—and as natural—as it is in our own species. It doesn’t set us apart from animals—it bonds us even closer to our animal selves. 

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©2022 Eliot Schrefer (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Very Informative

This book opens our eyes to the truth of the natural world. Sex can be a bit different for each animal. We are all the same and we are all different. It is really fascinating.

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a must read for any LGBTQ+ person or ally

this book does a wonderful job showing how the LGBTQ population is completely natural and maybe even a little more natural than heterosexuality

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this was revelatory!

I love this book, it turns everything we know about the non-human animal sexuality on its head! I highly recommend it to everyone!

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Absolutely Wonderful

When I started this, I thought I would simply be learning about queer animals, but this was more than just that.

This not only taught me about the queerness of animals, but also some of the history of human queerness. I learned a lot from this book.

Overall, this was so unbelievably funny at times, serious when needed, and a good way to learn about queer animals.

The narration was the best. I know the narrator as Joel Leslie, and it was through him that I learned about this audiobook and I am so glad I bought it.