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Meet Katie Burke
Award-winning author, San Francisco attorney, journalist, and surfer
Katie is the author of the critically acclaimed Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco and the forthcoming Sea Change: Women and Nonbinary People Reshaping Surfing Wave by Wave, scheduled for publication in June 2024.
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What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco
Rural areas cover 97 percent of the United States―yet more than 80 percent of the US population lives in urban areas. What is life like for the millions of children who populate our nation’s cities?
I wrote Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco because I love hearing what kids have to say about the city I share with them. The perspectives of kids in urban centers fascinate me. These kids keep me laughing and thinking, and they really touch my heart.
With so much to see and do, it’s easy for anyone to fall in love with San Francisco. Katie Burke’s book beautifully captures the wonder of this great city through the lens of San Francisco’s most inquisitive residents—our children.”
—RAFAEL MANDELMAN, San Francisco Supervisor, District 8