Starting Low And Getting Lower: Disconnected Youth
Life is tough enough for any teenager, with childhood dissolving away and adulthood not yet formed. It's that much harder for a teenager emerging from the foster care or juvenile justice systems, facing adulthood with little guidance.
Writer/journalist/lawyer Anne Kim focused on these people who arrive in the adult world more or less alone. Kim's book is Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection.
Her work buttresses recent claims that early adulthood is a developmental stage, one perhaps as important as early childhood. The author visits with details of the young people she met.