My Shape is Sam - available everywhere


In this debut picture book, Sam is a square who lives in a world where everyone has a job to do, depending on their shape. But Sam doesn’t want to stack like the other squares…

He wants to roll like a circle!

Illustrated by Lydia Nichols

Published by Page Street Kids

Distributed by Macmillan

Education Resource: Check out Sam’s downloadable ACTIVITY GUIDE


“A gentle and playful celebration of difference and self-discovery.”

“A fun, simple read-aloud that can be a tool to teach empathy to young children. A recommended purchase for public libraries and preschools.”
School Library Journal

“Anyone struggling to match never-quite-right conventional images or expectations will welcome the liberating resolution.”

"The metaphor of making one’s identity plays nicely here... Affable and reassuring, this story shapes up into an introduction to identity."
Publishers Weekly

"[A] kindhearted story, and it may open the door for further discussion on identity formation in the midst of societal expectations."
— Bulletin