Missing storytime? Enjoy a readalong of Thelma Lynne Godin's picture book The Hula-Hoopin' Queen by Oprah Winfrey, hosted on the website Storyline Online!
Visit https://www.storylineonline.net/books/hula-hoopin-queen/ to hear the story!
Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin’ Queen of 139th Street. But then Mama reminds her that today is their neighbor Miz Adeline’s birthday, and Kameeka has a ton of chores to do to get ready for the party they are hosting. Kameeka’s disappointed to be stuck at home and can only think about the hoopin’ competition. Distracted, Kameeka accidentally ruins Miz Adeline’s birthday cake, and has to confess to her that there won’t be a cake for her special day. But then Miz Adeline’s confesses something too: she’s also got the itch — the hula-hoopin’ itch! Her fingers start snappin’. Her hips start swingin’. Soon everyone’s hips are swinging as the party spills out onto the street. The whole neighborhood’s got the itch — the hula-hoopin’ itch! With vibrant illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen is a charming celebration of family and community ties. Set in Harlem, this intergenerational story shows the importance of staying young at heart.
Storyline Online also has a teachers'/activity guide for the book.
The library has a copy of this book available to take home. Check it out if you want to follow along with the book, or just enjoy the reading!
Book description from GoodReads.