Sam the Athlete
How could a guy accidentally join a girls’ team? Sam the athlete is written by Stuart McLane. In this short story, a young boy named Sam who is trying his very hardest to fit in, finally Sam joins a field hockey team and feels accepted. Sam should be able to wear the skirt because he is a child and he shouldn’t be judged for what he wants to do and wear. He was trying to be a part of the team and just feel included. At first, he wasn’t wearing the skirt because he wanted to, but simply just to blend in and look like the other girls. He went to the lengths of shaving his legs just to fit in! The main message in this story is that you don’t need to pretend to be someone you’re not to fit in. Just be yourself.