by Martha Shirk, Gary Stangler and Jimmy Carter
Hardcover, 307 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $24.95 | purchase
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November 16, 2004 When it's time to leave foster care, are young people prepared to face the world? A new book chronicles the stories of several teens trying to make it without families. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Martha Shirk, co-author of the book On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System, and Raquel Tolston, one of the young adults featured in the book.
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