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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 that means "peace," to honor the Jewish a part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed writer Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) stocks this enticing, multicultural story relies on her personal family's history.

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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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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