Claudia Neu is a teacher who helps students learn and grow in their aspirations to change the world. When she is not working with children or reading, you can find Claudia cuddling with her cat or trying to keep her houseplants alive. Check out her instagram @claudianeureads for more book recommendations and reviews. Favorite genres: contemporary fiction, thriller or suspense, and young adult.
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Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month & to Read Year-Round

Black History Month is an extremely important month to celebrate not only Black historical figures, but also Black Excellence and Black Joy. Although February is the only month specifically set to recognize Black History, all months of the year should be opportunities to celebrate and learn. As an elementary school teacher, picture books are a …

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Educate & Activate Series: Fat Liberation

Feminist Book Club blog contributors are working together to create posts as an “Educate & Activate” series. We will define a term or movement, provide historical context, and give you additional resources to learn more. We believe that an educated populace can be better activists, accomplices and co-conspirators. It is important to note that these …

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Book Review: The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections was published in December of 2020 by author, Danielle Evans. Roxane Gay calls Evans “the finest short story writer working today,” which leaves you with high expectations that Danielle Evans only shatters with her talent. Short stories are typically not what I pick up from my bookshelf. Honestly, I do …

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Queer Books to Gift this Holiday Season & Bookstores to Buy From

Editors Note – “Natalia!” you might be saying to yourself, “The “Holiday Season” ended on Christmas Day! Why are we still talking about gifts?!” Because my darlings, there are like a million holidays celebrated during the months of December through January. Additionally, it is 2020 and time is an illusion. Life is too short to …

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Book Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Synopsis In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is an all engrossing and harrowing memoir about one of Machado’s previous relationships. Published by a local Minneapolis publisher, Graywolf Press, In the Dream House begins by telling how Machado fell in love with a woman who she saw as a version of her dreams, but as …

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Educate & Activate Series: Cisgender

Feminist Book Club blog contributors are working together to create posts as an “Educate & Activate” series. We will define a term or movement, provide historical context, and give you additional resources to learn more. We believe that an educated populace can be better activists, accomplices and co-conspirators. It is important to note that these …

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