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September 29, 2014

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Mathis, Ayana

Go North was the cry for many African Americans in the south during the 1920’s.

North offered freedom from the Jim Crow Laws; the Ku Klux Klan and all manners of racial hatred and segregation. Fifteen year old Hattie Shepherd seizes the opportunity to escape the south by marriage. This is Hattie’s story as told through the lives of her eleven children and one grandchild. They are The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Sickness; the death of her infant twins; insanity; infidelity, love; homosexuality and spirituality are the ingredients of a story of a mother’s faith and courage. You, the reader, can decide if Hattie’s life was one of success or failure.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is also available as a downloadable e-book, a downloadable audiobook, and an audiobook on CD.

                          — Recommended by Millicent Jackson, recently retired from the E38th Street Library



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