Mille Pompons! Fantômette, the Famous, Unknown, Schoolgirl Superhero of France
One significant character in French and Francophone literature aimed at young girls is completely absent from English language culture. The books and other media about crime fighting schoolgirl Françoise Dupont / Fantômette have not been translated into English and are very sparsely represented in American and British libraries. She is ubiquitous enough in Francophone culture to be referred to without any explanation (much as English publications would reference a detective named Nancy or Hermione the witch). Who is this heroine and why have we never heard of her?