Deal Announcement: AMERICAN PROMETHEUS Young Reader’s Edition

Putnam Children’s has acquired rights to a young reader’s edition of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Martin J. Sherwin and Kai Bird. The 2005 biography won a Pulitzer and was adapted by Christopher Nolan for his summer blockbuster OppenheimerEric S. Singer, an educator and historian, will adapt. Publication is planned for Summer 2025.

Gail Ross at WME represents the original adult book, published by Knopf and Vintage.

The deal was featured in PW’s Global Rights Report and Children’s Bookshelf.