The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis


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In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up through the tides of the nice Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. filled with wish, she settles in Philadelphia to construct a greater lifestyles. as an alternative she marries a guy who will convey her not anything yet sadness, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins are misplaced to an sickness couple of pennies can have avoided. Hattie supplies start to 9 extra teenagers, whom she increases with grit, mettle, and never an oz of the tenderness they crave. She vows to arrange them to fulfill a global that won't be variety. Their lives, captured right here in twelve luminous threads, inform the tale of a mother’s huge courage—and a nation's tumultuous trip.

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