The night is yours / Abdul-Razak Zachariah ; illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.
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|John P. Webster Library - West Hartford||CHILDREN PZ 7 .Z23 Ni 2019 (Text to phone)||30401141571715||Juvenile Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0525554483
- ISBN: 9780525554486
- ISBN: 0525552715
- ISBN: 9780525552710
- ISBN: 9780525552710 : SAL
- ISBN: 0525552715 : SAL
- ISBN: 9780525552710 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0525552715 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers,  New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 
- Copyright: ©2019
|Summary, etc.:||From a vantage point high in their apartment, a parent narrates as Amani plays hide-and-seek at night with her friends in the neighborhood.|
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School Library Journal Review
The Night Is Yours
School Library Journal
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PreS-Gr 2--Debut author Zachariah and illustrator Bobo (I Am Enough) team up to bring an affirmation of Blackness and celebration of night. During a hot summer evening in the courtyard of an apartment building a group of Black children gather to play now that the day has cooled. Adults and older siblings watch from windows over the courtyard as the children begin a game of hide-and-seek in the early moonlight. A father's loving voice narrates to his daughter, Amani, what he sees as he watches closely by. He tells how the moon gleams off the skin of "the different browns and tans" of the little girl and her friends, and how they "giggle the quietest of giggles" that he can hear all the way up to where he watches. He sees her joy and frustration as the game goes on, and sends her "silent strength," and a silent reminder "that some things aren't easy," showing her how he wants to give her the space to be in the world, but also know she is loved and protected. Bobo's acrylic, oil, and digital double-page spreads capture the summer night as the courtyard embraces the children in their nighttime play, and are juxtaposed with spreads where Amani is held up in the expansive night sky. Zacharia's lyrical language aches to be read aloud and second-person narrative makes this a perfect book to share one-on-one or in storytime. VERDICT Debut author Zachariah is an author to note; a must-purchase for libraries.--Danielle Jones, Multnomah County Library, OR
The Night Is Yours
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In his debut children's book Zachariah paints a story with words that captures the neighborhood adventures of a little girl named Amani. While her parents watch her play with friends from their living room window, the story follows Amani as she explores her environment at night through a game of hide-and-seek. Throughout the story, engaging illustrations illuminate the culture of children living in the city who routinely play outside after dark in front of their buildings or homes. The author and illustrator do a great job of showcasing and constructing a neighborhood that is safe and loving, where all children can have fun. This is done while simultaneously affirming the African American characters as being as beautiful and familiar as the night: The night is an extension of your skin, all of you children . . . the darkness of the night is yours. The Night Is Yours explores the beauty of the night and the innocence of childhood, making it a delightful story to share with young readers of all backgrounds.--Tiffany Flowers Copyright 2019 Booklist