Tag Archives: Geechees

Always an Olivia

Cover of Always and OliviaAlways an Olivia is the story of the “Olivia” in Carolivia’s name and its place in her family history.

Always An Olivia retells Herron’s family story heard from her 103 year old Great Grandmother Olivia when Carolivia was nine years old. This children’s book describes Carolivia’s Jewish and West African (Geechee) ancestors, including the kidnapping of her Sephardic Jewish ancestor Sarah by Barbary pirates.