From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and the team that unites a community.
March 11, 2017 was a night to remember. On that night, in front of the hopeful eyes of thousands of friends, family members and fans, the Arlee Warriors would finally bring the high school basketball state championship title home to Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. That game would become the stuff of legend and the boys revered as local heroes. The team’s place in history was now cemented, but for starters Will Mesteth, Jr., and Phillip Malatare, life would keep moving on and senior year was only just beginning.
In Brothers on Three, we follow Phil and Will, along with their teammates, coaches, and families, as they balance the pressures of adolescence, shoulder the dreams of their community, and chart their own individual courses for the future. And in doing so, a picture emerges of modern Indigenous life and the challenges of growing up on a reservation in contemporary America.
Brothers on Three is not simply a story about high school basketball--about state championships and a winning team. It is a story about community. And it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to personhood.
A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books