Capstone Helps Support Ukraine Relief Efforts With Proceeds From Children’s Book

Image of book cover Blue Skies and Golden Fields: Celebrating Ukraine by Oskana Lushchevska

Capstone Helps Support Ukraine Relief Efforts With Proceeds From Children’s Book

July 19, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 19, 2022 – Capstone, an innovative learning company merging children’s content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and home, is lending support to Ukraine relief efforts through the publication of its forthcoming children’s book, Blue Skies and Golden Fields: Celebrating Ukraine (pub. Sept. 1). Capstone is donating all proceeds from the book through 2025 to help children and families in the Ukraine. 

Written by Ukrainian author and educator Oksana Lushchevska, Blue Skies and Golden Fields is a culturally immersive look at the people of Ukraine, connecting young readers with the country’s rich culture, history, and daily life. Bold photographs, vivid narrative, and authentic activities come together in the hands-on exploration of the Eastern European country. Celebrated author Oksana Lushchevska shares the treasures of her beloved home country, taking young readers beyond the headlines and into the heart of Ukraine.

“Like the rest of the world, we have been horrified as we watch the events unfolding in Ukraine and felt compelled to do something to help the refugees. This has been a passion project for us, wanting to honor and celebrate Ukrainian people and culture and really immerse readers in those aspects. Author Oksana Lushchevska’s pride and sense of love for her country shines throughout the book and we’re so proud to share that with readers,” said Beth Brezenoff, Capstone VP of Publishing.

Blue Skies and Golden Fields will be available through online retailers, distribution partners, and direct from Capstone upon its publication September 1, 2022. A preview of the book is available at

About the Book
Blue Skies and Golden Fields: Celebrating Ukraine
By Oksana Lushchevska
Hardcover:                                                 Paperback:
ISBN: 9781669033035                                ISBN: 9781669033042
$29.32 List/$21.99 School/Library           $8.99
Juvenile Nonfiction/People & Places/Europe
Juvenile Nonfiction/History/Europe
Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Science/Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Ages 8-12
Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint

About the Author
Oksana Lushchevska is a Ukrainian writer and translator. She is an active member of PEN Ukraine, an organization dedicated to protecting the freedom of speech and promoting literature in Ukraine. Oksana is the author of 44 children’s and young adult books. Her books have been awarded a number of Ukrainian children’s literature awards. Oksana has a PhD in education and taught children’s literature courses at the University of Georgia, USA. She is currently a children’s literature consultant. Oksana lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Capstone
Capstone is a leading learning company of K-5 digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading including the award-winning PebbleGo™ research database. #LearningIsForEveryone