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The Resource The twelve tribes of Hattie, Ayana Matthis

The twelve tribes of Hattie, Ayana Matthis

Label
The twelve tribes of Hattie
Title
The twelve tribes of Hattie
Statement of responsibility
Ayana Matthis
Title variation
12 tribes of Hattie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation
Summary
Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2013.
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10160900
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Mathis, Ayana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A82847
LC item number
T76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • African American women
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The twelve tribes of Hattie, Ayana Matthis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn826811575
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780307949707
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826811575
Label
The twelve tribes of Hattie, Ayana Matthis
Publication
Control code
ocn826811575
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780307949707
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826811575

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