The first book published by The Feminist Press - in 1971 - was a nonsexist children's book, The Dragon and the Doctor. Since then, we've published eight more: Firegirl, Nothing But a Dog, Coleen the Question Girl, I'm Like Me, Storypack, ABC Workbook, A Train for Jane, and My Mother the Mail Carrier. All nine are still in print and selling well.
In 1976 we began the process, described in the accompanying article, of re-evaluating our children's book program. We wanted to explore whether there was a need for The Feminist Press to continue to publish children's books and, if so, what kinds of children's books they should be. A children's book committee was formed, augmented by a student intern from Dartmouth College, Cynthia Strange. We called a moratorium on accepting children's book manuscripts and began a study, the results of which are described on this page.