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."