It was his newly self-published children’s book ‘I Think I’m A Poof‘ that dominated our recent conversation with Sam and his dad, though.
According to Sam, one of the publishing executives he initially approached about printing his literary labour of love said that, whilst he “loved the book”, he was worried publishing it would “tarnish the company’s family reputation”.
The book follows a kid named Johnny, who’s faced with the hugely-daunting prospect of coming out to his dad.
Research continually shows that representation in children’s books matters and Sam, a lover of books from a very young age, cited this lack of diversity as one of his main reasons for launching a Pozible campaign and making this story a reality: “The overt heterosexuality of my favourite storybook characters slowly began to magnify the segregation I already felt.”
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