Title Profile & Character Information

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Annotation
Winner of a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, Mathis opens her career with a book about the Great Migration. Hattie Shepherd is only 17 when she leaves Georgia for Philadelphia, where she raises nine children. Theirs is a life of extraordinary hardship, reportedly told with unflinching beauty. A big push for this one.

Awards
2013  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

Characters
NameShepherd, Hattie
GenderFemale
TraitSoutherner

GenreHistorical
Fiction
Domestic
TopicsFamily
Family tragedy
Mothers
Poverty
Southern life
Emotions
History
SettingGeorgia
Philadelphia, Pennslvania
Pennsylvania