National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 1st to 7th. Ask a teacher or librarian to help you find books about eating disorders or talk to your doctor if you have any questions.
Author and illustrator, Lesley Fairfield, shares her experience in Tyranny:
Lesley Fairfield is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in illustration. Her work appears in many children’s books. Lesley’s personal thirty-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia has informed her work concerning body image, which has appeared in Dance in Canada magazine and in York University’s International Women’s Studies Journal.
Click here to read Open Book: Toronto’s interview with Lesley Fairfield.
Praise for Tyranny:
“Tyranny is a page-turner… ” – NOW Magazine
“… It’s a powerful book: spare, probing, tough-minded.” – dig! Magazine
“…boldly honest about the disease and its consequences…. A well-proportioned volume with a haunting story and characters…” – Kirkus Reviews
“The graphic form impels but doesn’t rush the reader along with Anna on her dangerous dance with a severe and recurrent eating disorder. The malevolent squiggle that is Tyranny is never out of the picture for long.” – The Globe and Mail
“… The illustrations also show the reader the devastation to her body that Anna cannot see. Fairfield aptly shows the insidious nature of eating disorders as well as the control of the disorder…. Clearly portrays how difficult recovery can be…. Highly recommended.” – Excellent, Resource Links
For more information on eating disorders, visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.