[Read Ebook] ⚇ With the Light (With the Light, #2) ☫ Renegades-bempflingen.de

It takes an amazing father to put up with this kind of shit on a daily basis, let me tell ya I don t think they get enough credit I m not saying I have any kinda experience with this sort of thing, no way My boy is as normal as they get You should see his IQ Staggering shit BRAVE Reusing review from vol 1 Before I read the first volume of this book, I thought I just lacked the manga gene I love American comics, but Japanese comics were incomprehensible to me But it turned out I was just reading the wrong genres of manga This book instantly grabbed me, and wouldn t let go Which is not to say that I didn t struggle at all with it, just that it was much easier to follow, and gave me an incentive to figure it out when I had trouble I fell for little Hikaru, and soared when he triumphed and sorrowed for his defeats, much like a mother would I learned much about autism that I didn t already know between this and the first volume And the interaction of caring for an autistic child in Japanese culture was fascinating.One thing I liked from a structural point of view was the English translations of sound effects written in small letters alongside the originals I felt like it allowed the original art and intention to shine through without leaving me, the American reader, behind It s so much better than the usual lack of translation or glossary in the back I would heartily recommend these books And I would love to know if there are others out there like this in the US [Read Ebook] ♿ With the Light (With the Light, #2) ☩ 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 I don t even know where to begin Content wise The subtitle says a lot about the basis of the book, so let s skip that and go right to the good bits This book is simply amazing, and I d recomend it to people who don t even like manga and grapic novels It s touching and you learn a lot The story progresses well It starts off with what seems the best case scenario Things are hard yes, discrimination and problems are around every corner but there s a lot of good around Hikaru s teachers and friends truely care about him and his development and because of that he grows Later on in the book, it goes completely south This is where I kinda had a moment of disbelief, mostly because loosing both the good teacher and understanding pricaple so closely together was a bit contrived, it still was effective Having a teacher and priciple who don t understand Hikaru s disability and are unwilling to learn made for a good contrast to the almost perfect setting before.I think my favorite part had to be where we start to learn about Hikaru s new teacher, Gunji sensei At first she seems the worst possible teacher, the kind that drove you nuts when you were in school, or had to deal with when they taught your children Disinterested and uncaring, only wanting to do the bare minimum Then they show from her point of view You see her as a young teacher who tried her hardest but slowly became disillusioned Which I saw happening at my high school while working in the offices for a work study My son, Hikaru Azuma, is autistic I understand, you have to keep the people informed but do you absolutely have to put that little number at the beginning of every chapter Subtly was never this book s strong suit Brevity, either Amazing I wish I had been given this book series when my son was 2 and 3 years old This book covers 4 5th grade, and is very true to real life for me Difficulty with major life changes, intolerant teachers, public shame all the struggles most parents of autistic children face I would recommend this to any parent, reluctant extended family member, or friend of an autistic child This manga is amazing It tells the story of an autistic boy named Hikaru which means light and his parents, teachers, and friends as they all attempt to help and understand him This volume focuses on his elementary years while volume one focused on his birth and early childhood It is jam packed with good information on autism, how to think about it and relate to those who have it, and also the challenges and misconceptions society throws at autistic children and their parents It s emotional, realistic, and will definitely help the reader step into the autistic world The manga style of story telling makes it easy to understand, and I could see older kids reading it as a way to understand an autistic sibling or playmate Parents and teachers would highly benefit from it as well The only downside is that was originally written in Japanese for a Japanese audience so the cultural pieces may be confusing to non Japanese readers, and the social challenges will be different The translation can be clunky at times, but is still pretty good The artwork is beautiful I would love to see an American version of this story as I think it d be hugely beneficial for American families and teachers who deal with autistic kids It s visual, easy to understand, down to earth, and extremely informative I highly recommend it to anyone with autistic kids in their life or who is interested in autism and who doesn t mind the Japanese cultural pieces. My household is 50% autistic because I am autistic and so is my son whereas my husband and my daughter are not autistic or they are neurotypical as the terminology goes in England these days.This manga was so muchthan I was expecting and SO relatable So many of the things which happen in this manga have happened to my family and or the families of other autistic people I know so I assumed that the creator was either autistic or was raising an autistic child but I was really impressed to read that she was neither but rather was basing it off the experiences of her friend was raising an autistic child This reads like it s come from a place of personal experience and the art is beautiful throughout especially the images of the Mother and the autistic children It s also very detailed and by far the longest volume of manga I ve ever read but it was totally worth it and totally deserved the page count.Upon doing some research I discovered that the creator had sadly died several years ago and therefore there are no new upcoming volumes but I will definitely be searching out the rest of the volumes as I m fascinated to see how the story progressses as Hikaru gets older. My main review of the series is here Series Review Quotes Sachiko, Hikaru s mother, thinksHikaru gets tickled a lot He should ask people to stop it if he doesn t like it But because of his disability, he doesn t know how to say it, and instead he smiles, looking troubled Seeing him smile, people make the mistake that Hikaru likes it and continue to tickle him, causing him to panicepisode 2 I didn t realize how apt this was until I read it, and remembered sometimes doing the same thing as a child smiling or laughing when I was uncomfortable with a situation Being reminded of this possibility helped me recently in a situation with an autistic girl I babysit.On trying to force autistic children to learn normal behavior, Sachiko saysAn autistic child s anxiousness and feelings of unpleasantness that come from their difference in senses is so troublesome, just living every day is like radical treatment eg, intensive behavioral therapy intervention So to use additional radical treatment is cruel If your child can t do something, forcing them to must be like hellepisode 7 She also saysChildren with autism have good memories So it s much harder for them to forget bad experiences than it is for us So fill them with as many good experiences as possibleepisode 7 In episode 8, an example is given of a communication card Hikaru uses The options on it are No, I don t want to It s too noisy Please go away I don t like that I won t eat that So often in America, I see communication devices and methods limited to requests that are considered polite It s so important to give autistic children a way to express their dislikes as well as their likes, to ask people to stop, and otherwise to stand up for themselves The endnotes, wonderfully, include excerpts from the UN s 1989 Convention on the Rights of Children, adopted by Japan in 1994 Article 23.1 readsa mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self reliance and facilitate the child s active participation in the communityYES And this manga goes to show that families with autistic members, be they in Japan or the US, face similar struggles People who are quick to judge and exclude, harsh words that people say in passing, and the just how precariousness the balance of life is when you have a disabled child and how the safe, inclusive place that you find for your autistic child can be taken away overnight, leaving families scrambling to regain their balance While on the one hand while I do like how, even when people are very ugly, we eventually see the life circumstances that cause them to be mean and cruel, on the other hand seeing everyone eventually have a change of heart and learn to accept Hikaru after awhile starts to feel unrealistic While I like the message that everyone plays a role in making room for others, the fact of the matter is a lot of people don t and it takesthan a few weeks to have such dramatic turn arounds Still a lovely story about autistic children and learning how to make a space for them and to help them thrive with love and acceptance.