The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Summary: This novel is set during the great migration, a time when millions of African American families moved to the north to seek greater opportunities. Hattie leaves Georgia to go to Philadelphia with her mother and soon starts a family of her own. Ayana Mathis’ novel tells the story of a very young woman who does the best she can to parent her eleven children in the midst of poverty, a tumultuous marriage, and great sorrow. Each child, one of her tribe, deals with life’s hardships in their own unique way.
You’ll like this book if…you enjoy reading historical fiction that tells difficult, but real stories that speak to the core of human grit.
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