The Night Is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah


Back of Book:
This lyrical text, narrated to a young girl named Amani by her father, follows her as she plays an evening game of hide-and-seek with friends at her apartment complex. The moon’s glow helps Amani find the last hidden child and seems almost like a partner to her in her game, as well as a spotlight pointing out her beauty and strength.
My Review:
It took me a long time to get a copy of this book from my library. It was well worth the wait. This story is a beautiful loving ode to the simple joy of child’s play. The story follows Amani as she plays and explores on a warm summer evening. The text is written in poetic expression that dives deep into teaching children to love who they are. The illustrations by Keturah A. Bobo are rich in color and expression. This book is a simple story that captures the essence of community and friendship.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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