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

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 US, one daughter in every one new release 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 historical past.

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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. ” “What about my name, Great-Grandma? 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.

And you know that your father’s name is Oscar, which is another way of saying Asher. ” “What about my name, Great-Grandma? 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.

After spending many years in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jeremy Tugeau and his wife, Nicole, recently moved to Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with their two young children, Ruby and George. , an agency that represents artists. ALWAYS AN OLIVIA painter, he has illustrated a number of educational had to flee from Spanish soldiers during a time called the Inquisition. Generations later, one girl, Sarah, was captured by pirates who planned to sell her in North Africa. But when they landed in Tripoli, Libya, Jewish leaders helped Sarah and her friend James escape.

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