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Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own'

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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