The Hula Hoopin' Queen

By GODIN, Thelma Lynne

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ISBN
9781600608469
Publisher
Lee & Low


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

K-Gr 3—Kameeka's goal is clear from the opening paragraph: she plans to beat the neighborhood competition and become the Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street—today. Unfortunately, Mama has other plans. There is cleaning to do and baking in preparation for Miz Adeline's birthday party later in the afternoon. The still hopeful bundle of energy polishes until she can see "clear to New Jersey" through the sparkling windows, but her inability to sustain focus results in a ruined cake. The child's opportunity...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

In this refreshingly original story, Kameeka is determined to finally outlast her longtime rival, Jamara Johnson, to win the title of "Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street." On the day of the contest, unfortunately, Kameeka's mom reminds her that they're hosting a birthday party for their elderly neighbor, Miz Adeline. Kameeka reluctantly agrees to help her mom with the party preparations, but her mind...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In this refreshingly original story, Kameeka is determined to win the title of "Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street." However, on the day...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2014

Thelma Lynne Godin’s lively story captures Kameeka’s energy and competitive spirit: “Today is the day I’m going to beat Jamara Johnson at hooping. Then I’ll be THE HULA-HOOPIN’ QUEEN OF 139th STREET! . . . I sort through my hoops and pick out my favorite. And t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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