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Always an Olivia

A Remarkable Family History
By Carolivia Herron Illustrator Jeremy Tugeau
ISBN 13 9781580136365
Copyright 2007
Pages 32
Category Jewish Identity
Age Level 8-11
Reading Grade Level 3
Interest Grade Level 2-4
eBook Price $6.95
An elderly black grandmother passes on the story of the family’s Jewish origins to her young granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As family members flee the Spanish Inquisition, are kidnapped by pirates and eventually sail to America, one daughter in each generation is given the name Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit meaning “peace,” to honor the Jewish part of their ancestry. Critically-acclaimed author Carolivia Herron (Nappy Hair) shares this engaging, multicultural tale is based on her own family's heritage.

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