With the Light

With the Light

2, Raising An Autistic Child

Graphic Novel - 2008 | 1st Yen Press ed.
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Sachiko and Masato Azuma have overcome numerous obstacles in dealing with their firstborn son Hikaru's autism. Having saved their marriage from ending in ruins, the young couple has welcomed a healthy baby girl, Kanon, into their tight-knit family. But with the obvious differences between Hikaru's and Kanon's developmental abilities, it becomes apparent that social prejudices against Hikaru's disability are never far away. As Hikaru moves into fourth grade, Sachiko encounters a new student, Miyu, whose mother has completely given up on her daughter's life and her own. With the help of Hikaru's beloved teacher, Aoki-sensei, Sachiko aims to bring hope back to Miyu's family. But when Aoki-sensei transfers to a different school and Hikaru's special education class is thrown into upheaval by yet another tragedy, can Sachiko continue to hold on to her own hope for her son's future?
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st Yen Press ed.
ISBN: 9780759523593
0759523592
Branch Call Number: FIC TOBE
Characteristics: 527 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Yamashita, Satsuki
Alternative Title: Raising an autistic child

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Dec 27, 2013

Oops Dec 1 comment was for Vol. 1 -- I don't know if that is mea-culpa or system error.

Anyways :) 12/27/2013:

This second volume written by Keiko Tobe does not disappoint. Life continues to hold both joy and challenges for Sachiko Azuma and her autistic son Hikaru.

The sudden death of beloved principal Yoshizawa and transfer of favorite special education teacher Aoki-sensei bring more complications into their life but the journey is filled with hope, resolution and compassion.

I enjoyed learning more about the communication book for Hikaru and learning and coping with life via pictures.

Respect and thoughtful consideration of the disruption "changes" cause for son Hikaru is portrayed with calm and clarity.

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