Barbara Marcus, president of Random House Children’s Books US, and Francesca Dow, managing director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, worked together to acquire this project. Beverly Horowitz, publisher of Delacorte Press, and Shannon Cullen, publishing director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, will collaborate on editing the young adult book. The release date has been scheduled for September 13.
Brown gave this statement in the press release: “My parents were educators, and so it’s no surprise that I have a fascination with history and research. In fact, if I weren’t an author, I’m sure I would be a teacher myself. It is my sincere hope that this adaptation of The Da Vinci Code sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in.”