With the Light... Vol. 6

Raising an Autistic Child
By Keiko Tobe (Trade Paperback, 2010)
For Sachiko and Masato, it seems like only yesterday that their children, Hikaru and Kanon, were little. But these days, Kanon is about to start elementary school, while Hikaru is getting out into society and going to junior high by bus. Time may fly, but in the outside world, some of Hikaru's actions that were acceptable at home or in his elementary school Special Ed classes just aren't anymore. When one of these habits creates chaos during the morning commute, Sachiko has to find a way to clear up a serious misunderstanding with Hikaru's fellow commuters and take steps to curb any behavior that might stand in the way of Hikaru living in the world as "a cheerful, working adult." Furthermore, dealing with the negative attitudes that others - including her mother-in-law - have about Hikaru begins to take its toll on Sachiko, especially with Masato occupied at work. Will the stress of facing new challenges presented by Hikaru's autism drive a rift between the two?
  • Yen Press
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316077330

    • On Sale Date: 03/23/2010

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Yen Press

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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For Sachiko and Masato, it seems like only yesterday that their children, Hikaru and Kanon, were little. But these days, Kanon is about to start elementary school, while Hikaru is getting out into society and going to junior high by bus. Time may fly, but in the outside world, some of Hikaru's actions that were acceptable at home or in his elementary school Special Ed classes just aren't anymore. When one of these habits creates chaos during the morning commute, Sachiko has to find a way to clear up a serious misunderstanding with Hikaru's fellow commuters and take steps to curb any behavior that might stand in the way of Hikaru living in the world as "a cheerful, working adult." Furthermore, dealing with the negative attitudes that others - including her mother-in-law - have about Hikaru begins to take its toll on Sachiko, especially with Masato occupied at work. Will the stress of facing new challenges presented by Hikaru's autism drive a rift between the two?

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.

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With the Light... Vol. 6
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 528
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316077330
  • On Sale Date: 03/23/2010
With the Light... Vol. 6