Rez ball / Byron Graves.
- ISBN: 9780063160378 (trade)
- ISBN: 0063160374 (trade)
- Physical Description: 357 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2023
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When the varsity basketball team members take him under their wing, Tre Brun, representing his Ojibwe reservation, steps into his late brotherâs shoes as star player but soon learns he canât mess up?â?not on the court, not in school and not in love. 40,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
This compelling debut novel by new talent Byron Graves tells the relatable, high-stakes story of a young athlete determined to play like the hero his Ojibwe community needs him to be.
These days, Tre Brun is happiest when he is playing basketball on the Red Lake Reservation high school teamâeven though he canât help but be constantly gut-punched with memories of his big brother, Jaxon, who died in an accident.
When Jaxon's former teammates on the varsity team offer to take Tre under their wing, he sees this as his shot to represent his Ojibwe rez all the way to their first state championship. This is the first step toward his dream of playing in the NBA, no matter how much the odds are stacked against him.
But stepping into his brotherâs shoes as a star player means that Tre canât mess up. Not on the court, not at school, and not with his new friend, gamer Khiana, who he is definitely not falling in love with.
After decades of rez teams almost making it, Tre needs to take his team to state. Because if he can live up to Jaxon's dreams, their story isnât over yet.Â
This book is published by Heartdrum, an imprint that publishes high-quality, contemporary stories about Indigenous young people in the United States and Canada.