The Hula Hoopin' Queen
The Hula Hoopin' Queen
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The Hula Hoopin' Queen

Written by Thelma Lynne Godin & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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6 - 10
Reading age
40
Page count
38
Words per page
~511L
Lexile measure
Jun 3, 2014
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A spunky girl has a hula-hooping competition with her friends in Harlem, and soon everyone in the neighborhood—young and old alike—joins in on the fun. 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.

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birthdayssports and recreationfamilyvalues and virtuescompetitionsocial themescity and town lifelifestylespartiesresponsibilityNew Yorkholidayscharacter traitscity life and urban living

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Book Details

ISBN
9781600608469
Publication Date
June 3, 2014
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
38
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
6 - 10 years
Est. Lexile® Level
~511L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~N
ATOS® Book Level
3.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
166981
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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