The Hula Hoopin’ Queen was selected by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation for the first read aloud of 2019 on Storyline Online, an interactive literacy website where world-renowned actors and celebrities read popular, award-winning children’s books to help students fall in love with reading.
A spunky African American 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. 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.
Resources for teaching with The Hula Hoopin’ Queen:
- Teacher’s Guide from Lee & Low Books
- Teacher’s Guide from Storyline Online
- Lesson Plan for teaching classroom community with The Hula Hoopin’ Queen from Lee & Low Books
Find the video of Oprah Winfrey reading The Hula Hoopin’ Queen at:
Enjoy Lee & Low’s other stories on Storyline Online:
- Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream with Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell
- As Fast As Words Could Fly with Dulé Hill
- Rent Party Jazz with Viola Davis