The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Characters

Ayana Mathis
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Hattie

Hattie is the main character. She was born and raised in Georgia. Her father was a blacksmith and her family lived in a house on the hill until two white men from town came and shot Hattie’s father in his shop. Thirty-two hours later, Hattie, her mother, and her two sisters fled Georgia to Philadelphia in 1923. Hattie was fifteen.

In Philadelphia, Hattie meets August and dates him behind her mother’s back. When she gets pregnant the two marry, breaking her mother’s heart. They rent an apartment in a nice neighborhood with hopes of buying a place of their own soon. August is training to be an electrician. The summer the twins are born is full of green grass, singing birds, and sunshine. Hattie is so happy, she can’t stop giggling.

When the twins are seven months, they die of pneumonia. All the hope and...

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