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Trevor Laurence Jockims lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He has reviewed books for The Times Literary Supplement, Book Forum, The Believer, and elsewhere. He completed a PhD in Comparative Literature, and teaches writing at New York University.



Liberty Frye and the Emperor’s Tomb is the third book in a wonderful series of adventures. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen and Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate are the first two installments in the trilogy.

The tagline to this charming book, Making New Friends Can Be Scary, offers an excellent summary of its plot and tone.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, by Jessica Hische, is a beautiful and thoughtful book that will reward multiple readings, as parents and children alike examine the intricate resonances of words.

Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal, is an excellent foray into the fraught terrain of identity— complex ground for anyone—and boys and girls would do well to read it.