NEWS: Sourcebooks Acquires Bluewood Books


Sourcebooks, a leading entrepreneurial publisher, has acquired Bluewood Books. The deal includes 60 previously published titles, including the popular 100 Series of history books for young readers, and 17 unpublished books. Bluewood Books titles will become part of existing kids and adult imprints at Sourcebooks.

“Our driving mission is books change lives and we know that Bluewood Books has already had a positive impact on many readers and educators,” said Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director. “There’s so much information packed into these books that extend beyond biographical and include places and events, and there’s more to come. We believe Bluewood Books will be making a difference for readers long into the future.”

Sourcebooks plans to launch six updated titles in February 2022, including 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History, 100 Hispanic Americans Who Shaped American History, 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History, 100 American Women Who Shaped American History, 100 Baseball Legends Who Shaped American History, and 100 Scientists Who Shaped World History. The new titles will feature updated text with new illustrated and photographic art.

“Bluewood Books gives young readers a window into the lives of the people throughout history who have made a difference in the world of activism, science, art, sports, and more,” said Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks CEO and publisher. “We will continue to update and develop the 100 Series to include other underrepresented categories in children’s nonfiction.”

The Bluewood Books acquisition was completed on July 1, 2021, and all acquired titles will be available to retail accounts starting September 1, 2021.

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