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With the Light... Vol. 1

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With the Light... Vol. 1

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$18.00 US | $21.50 CAN
Available Sept. 24, 2007

  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels , Psychology
  • Age Range: All ages
  • Grade Level: P-17
  • Pages: 528
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780759523562

  About The Book

Born during the sunrise-an auspicious beginning-the Azumas' newborn son is named Hikaru, which means "light". But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In the alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child's autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together. This is a story that resonates not only for those whose families have been affected by autism, but also for all past, present, and future parents.



...With the Light by Keiko Tobe (Yen Press/Hachette: $14.99, ages 14 and up), a Japanese manga book about raising an autistic child, [uses] the format to great success to depict turbulent emotions and lifelong struggles. —LA Times (syndicated)

Potentially one of the most significant manga in years . . . With the Light also offers a moving, artistically successful experience." —Publishers Weekly


Keiko Tobe was an acclaimed Japanese manga artist whose masterwork With the Light strove to bring the everyday struggles of raising a child with autism to a wider audience. With the Light earned her the Japan Media Arts Festival's Manga Division Excellence Prize in 2004, and the series was also adapted into a critically-acclaimed drama series in Japan.