July 1, 2021
Harper Collins/ Heartdrum
Rosemary Brosnan and Cynthia Leitich Smith at HarperCollins/Heartdrum have bought Rez Ball by Byron Graves (Ojibwe), in an exclusive submission. This YA debut tells the story of an Ojibwe basketball player who must navigate social landmines and manage the heavyweight of community expectations, all while grieving the loss of his big brother. The publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management brokered the deal.