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Monday, July 6, 2020

Columnist and family advocate, Katie Burke, joins Janeane to talk about her forthcoming debut title Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco

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Katie's book features interviews with fifty children, ages five to nine, on daily life in San Francisco, exploring different themes from family, school, pets, and work to heroes, holidays, favorite foods, talents, and sports.

Urban Playground offers insights and strategies to help adults open conversations with children all over the country about their experience of urban life.

She speaks on topics like:

How you can relate to children in your own life and hear their stories

The unique challenges of conveying a child’s perspective

The value of a child’s perspective, on everything from ice cream to the Golden Gate Bridge


Katie’s writing has appeared in San Francisco Attorney Magazine, the L.A. Times, KQED Perspectives, SoMa Literary Review, and the Noe Valley Voice, where she writes a monthly column about kids. She has also taught creative writing to children and adults in Kenya, South Africa, and San Francisco.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie Burke is the author of Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco. She also writes Noe Kids, a monthly column for The Noe Valley Voice, featuring children who live in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood.

Katie has taught creative writing to children and adults in Kenya, South Africa, and San Francisco. She regularly travels to New Orleans, and her writing expresses her appreciation for San Francisco's and New Orleans’ eccentric characters.


Also a family law attorney, Katie writes judicial and attorney profiles for San Francisco Attorney Magazine. Her other publications include HarperCollins, the L.A. Times, and KQED Perspectives.

Katie earned her law degree at The University of San Francisco School of Law, her master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University, and her BA in Psychology at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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