Oxford University Press is the only university press that publishes books for children and young adults, an effort that is a direct extension of the Press's mission to disseminate knowledge to a broad public.
The Young Adult department of OUP makes the work of leading scholars accessible to a new generation of middle school and high school students. We believe that books for young people deserve the same high levels of scholarship and editorial care for which Oxford University Press has always been known, but we also take great care to make our books appealing to young people. So, while our books are serious and comprehensive and reflect the latest scholarship, they are always lively and full of the stories and personalities that engage young readers, and they provide the essential background that non-specialist readers need.
Our authors are a Who's Who of academic historians, including the chairs of the Harvard and Yale history departments and many former presidents of the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, and American Studies Association.
Our books have also been recognized with numerous awards, including the Children's Book Council/National Council for the Social Studies Notable Books, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Parents' Choice awards, Smithsonian Magazine Notable Books for Children, Booklist and Science Books & Films best books and Top 10 lists, and many starred reviews.
We specialize in reference and non-fiction, with particular strengths in history and biography, but our list also includes science, literature, general reference such as atlases and encyclopedias, classic children's literature, and-from our UK office, poetry and fiction anthologies. Our books find homes in libraries, classrooms, and homes, giving all young people the opportunity to obtain an Oxford education.