Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (Jewish by Carolivia Herron

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By Carolivia Herron

An aged black grandmother passes at the tale of the family's Jewish origins to her younger granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As family flee the Spanish Inquisition, are abducted through pirates and finally sail to the USA, one daughter in every one iteration is given the identify Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit which means "peace," to honor the Jewish a part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed writer Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) stocks this attractive, multicultural story relies on her personal family's background.

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And Sarah’s daughter’s daughter didn’t forget to light the Shabbat candles on Friday nights. And Sarah’s daughter’s daughter’s daughter is me . . “And so, Carol Olivia, that is our story. ” “That’s such a good story, Great-Grandma Olivia. ” “Child, don’t you know? It’s absolutely true— well, mostly. At least all the important parts are true. There really was a Jewish man named Asher in Italy who had a daughter named Sarah who was stolen by pirates. And you know that your father’s name is Oscar, which is another way of saying Asher.

Library bound Grades 2-4/Ages 7-10 in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and spent most of her professorial Herron/Tugeau Carolivia Herron has a PhD career at Harvard University. A. , remarkable family story. a nonprofit organization that develops multimedia classroom programs based on community epics. When Carol Olivia visits her great-grand- Ms. Herron is the author of children’s books Nappy Hair and Little Georgia and the Apples as well as mother, she learns some surprising stories about two adult books.

New York: Basic Books, 2005. Copyright © 2007 by Carolivia Herron Art copyright © 2007 by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Kar-Ben Publishing A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Herron, Carolivia. Always an Olivia : a remarkable family history / by Carolivia Herron ; illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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