The Night is Yours

The Night is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah is a message of love from a parent to a young daughter, a celebration of her Blackness, her strength, and her imagination. It’s a hot summer night and Amani runs out into the courtyard of her apartment building to play with her friends, while her parent and other adults watch lovingly from the window. The narration revels in the beauty of the night, the way the moon gleams on the children’s dark skin, the balance of freedom and safety that the children feel as they play. This is a beautiful book.