The American Library Association announced the 2024 Youth Media Award winners Monday. A few Indigenous authors made the list.
"Rez Ball" by Byron Graves is the 2024 Morris Award winner for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens, and a Young Adult Book winner from the American Indian Youth Literature Awards.
Graves, Ojibwe, said he is in complete disbelief that he won. He read some of the other books that were nominated and didn't think "Rez Ball" was going to take the prize.