Author Talk: "Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)" by Eliot Schrefer

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The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents an author talk & book signing with Eliot Schrefer (he/him), author of Queer Ducks (And Other Animals).

About the book:

This groundbreaking illustrated YA (Young Adult) nonfiction title from two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling 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 readers 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.

About the author:

Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times bestselling author, has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature, and has won the Green Earth Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature. His novels include the Lost Rainforest series, Endangered, Threatened, Rescued, Orphaned, and two books in the Spirit Animals series. He lives in New York City, is on the faculty of the Hamline University and Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA in creative writing programs, and reviews books for USA Today. Visit him online at

This is a sober-social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Alcohol will not be present.

June 16, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Robin Gow (they/he/ze) ·

Will you come?