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On Their Own tells the compelling stories of ten young people whose lives are full of promise, but who face economic and social barriers stemming from the disruptions of foster care. This book calls for action to provide youth in foster care the same opportunities on the road to adulthood that most of our youth take for granted--access to higher education, vocational training, medical care, housing, and relationships within their communities. On Their Own is meant to serve as a clarion call not only to policymakers, but to all Americans who care about the future of our young people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465077663
ISBN-10: 0465077668
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martha Shirk

Martha Shirk spent twenty-three years as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she wrote extensively about children's issues. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

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