Download e-book for kindle: Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (Jewish by Carolivia Herron

By Carolivia Herron

ISBN-10: 0822570491

ISBN-13: 9780822570493

ISBN-10: 1580136362

ISBN-13: 9781580136365

An aged black grandmother passes at the tale of the family's Jewish origins to her younger granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As kinfolk flee the Spanish Inquisition, are abducted through pirates and finally sail to the US, one daughter in each 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 history.

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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.

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.

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. Yet generation after generation kept a special promise to Sarah to honor their Jewish heritage. COM • 800-KARBEN Kar-Ben A DIVISION OF LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP, INC. A.

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