By Carolivia Herron
An aged black grandmother passes at the tale of the family's Jewish origins to her younger granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As kin flee the Spanish Inquisition, are abducted by means of pirates and at last sail to the United States, one daughter in each one iteration is given the identify Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit that means "peace," to honor the Jewish a part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed writer Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) stocks this attractive, multicultural story is predicated on her personal family's historical past.
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Bdg. : alk. paper) 1. Herron, Carolivia--Juvenile literature. 2. African American women authors--20th century--Biography--Juvenile literature. 3. Children's stories--Authorship-Juvenile literature. 4. Jewish women authors--United States--Juvenile literature. I. Tugeau, Jeremy. II. Title. 54--dc22 2006033680 [B] Manufactured in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 – JR – 12 11 10 09 08 07 32 eISBN-13: 978-1-58013-636-5 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.
I thought I was named after you. ” “Yes! Both, child, both. In every generation a little girl is named Olivia. You are the Olivia of your generation. ” 30 Jews and Racial Designation — An Historical Note Jews were not considered white until the early twentieth century, and when in 1957 my great-grandmother told me this story of our Jewish ancestors, it was clear that she did not consider our Jewish forebears white. The concept of there being only three races (Asian, European, and African) is relatively recent in the history of racial designations.
Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (Jewish Identity) by Carolivia Herron