Jane, the Fox and Me
Published: 2014 by Walker Books
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Originally written and published in French, this graphic novel tells the story of Helene, who is victimised and bullied by her classmates. Increasingly isolated and vulnerable, Helene begins to believe the things that are said about her, until an unexpected ally comes to her side. Interwoven in the story is Helene's own comparisons with the classic heroine, Jane Eyre, which she narrates throughout. Touching on the themes of bullying, body image, and self-esteem, this novel is a great lesson in standing up for yourself and others.