The Hula-Hoopin' Queen
By Oneota Reading Journal
With hand-drawn pictures that are digitally colored with intermittent collages, this text comes alive with action that is propelled by multiple conflicts and themes. The value of family and intimate relationships among friends, neighbors, and family dominate the competition among friends for the title of “hula-hoopin’ queen.” Parents, children, and grandchildren will find at least one personal connection to one of the themes in this story that crosses generational lines. Since the publisher, Lee & Low Books, is dedicated to cultural accuracy and is exceptionally sensitive to cultural issues, any reader, may comfortably connect with the vitality of the friends, family, and neighborhood of 139th Street, NY, NY.