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The Night Is Yours
The Night Is Yours
The Night Is Yours
The Night Is Yours
The Night Is Yours
Penguin Random House

The Night Is Yours

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  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 9.8 × 9.4 inches (24.8 × 23.8 cm)
  • Intended for ages 3 to 7 (grades Pre to 2)

About the Contributors

Abdul-Razak Zachariah grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, and based the story's apartment complex and community on his own. A graduate of Yale College, he was deeply involved in diversity and inclusion advocacy while there, and he received the Mellon Mays Research Fellowship and the Nakanishi Prize. He is currently working in college student recruitment and community partnerships at LEAP, a New Haven literacy organization. The Night Is Yours is his first book.

Keturah A. Bobo was born in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated with a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. Many of her illustrations are empowering depictions of black women and girls. "As an artist," she says, "it is my duty to make art that inspires, uplifts, and advocates for my community. Nothing is more important in my art than this." Her first picture book, I Am Enough, is a New York Times bestseller.



 


 


 


 

 
 



  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 32 pages; illustrated throughout
  • 10.3 × 9.9 inches (26.1 × 25.1 cm)
  • Intended for readers age 4 to 8 (grades Pre to 3)

“I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this.”

- Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker

About the Contributors

Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos, television, and short films, including “Hair Love,” the Academy award-winning short film based on this book. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine’s list of Directors to Watch in 2016.

Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling books Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Dream Big Little One, Little Legends, and Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia with a double major in Media Studies and Studio Art, and received her MFA in Film and Video from CalArts where she snuck into Animation classes to learn from Disney and Dreamworks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now, utilizing both skill sets, she is passionate about crafting beautiful stories in both the film and picture book worlds.


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