The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Summary
Ayana Mathis

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Summary

Hattie flees Georgia in the Great Migration with her mother and two sisters. It is 1923 and Hattie is only fifteen. When she first walks out onto the streets of Philadelphia, she sees the difference freedom makes and vows to never return to the South again. However, she ends up marrying August, with whom life is nothing but poverty, disappointment and endless children. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie chronicles her life through...

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