The Night Is Yours
From Dolly Parton’s #ImaginationLibrary
From the New York Times Bestselling illustrator of I am Enough, this glowing, empowering picture book about a nighttime hide-and-seek game celebrates blackness and self-confidence.
“Little one, so calm and so happy, the darkness of the night is yours like the darkness of your skin.”
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.
This is a gorgeous bedtime read-aloud about joy and family love and community, and most of all about feeling great in your own skin.
Zachariah, A. (2019). The Night Is Yours. United States: Penguin Young Readers Group.