Jane, the Fox, & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault
December 4, 2013
I don't usually read graphic novels, but Jane, the Fox, and Me is beautifully written and illustrated with powerful lessons about bullying and the power of friendship. Translated from French, this book tells the story of a young girl being rejected by previous friends. Both words and illustrations show her pain and humiliation as she meets laughter and teasing from fellow students.
In the midst of her loneliness, Helene reads Jane Eyre and connects with the main character who 'grows up to be clever, slender, and wise.' Helene suffers through school, until someone finds the courage to reach out to the outcasts. Jane, the Fox, and Me shows the harm of bullying, but the hope and power that one person can bring when they stand up to their peers.