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 at last sail to the United States, 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 enticing, multicultural story relies on her personal family's historical past.
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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. They sailed to America and settled on the Georgia Sea Islands where James and Sarah’s children— and their children—married into Geechee families of African descent.
28 And Sarah didn’t forget to light the Shabbat candles on Friday nights. And Sarah’s daughter didn’t forget to light the Shabbat candles on Friday nights. 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.
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. A. , remarkable family story. a nonprofit organization that develops multimedia classroom programs based on community epics. When Carol Olivia visits her great-grand- Ms.