ALWAYS AN OLIVIA

ALWAYS AN OLIVIA

9780822570493
$17.95

by Carolivia Herron illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau 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. "This beautifully illustrated offering skillfully shows the diversity of the American Jewish community." –School Library Journal "...written in colorful, poetic language that would capture even the youngest readers."–Library Media Connection "Enhanced by the colorful illustrations, this historical fiction picture book realistically portrays the exciting life of this family....Jewish tradition was kept alive while it could have been easily forgotten and cast aside." –AMIT Magazine