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Join lovable Mina Starsiak Hawk from HGTV’s hit show Good Bones as she brings her signature humor and heart to this warm and welcoming story about families of all shapes and sizes. Gather around for this celebration of diversity and acceptance as you are reminded just how wonderful it is to be part of your own unique family.
Strong families, like strong houses, have sturdy foundations built on trust, love, and a whole lot of TLC. And like houses, no two families look exactly alike. After reading Built Together, children will learn:There are countless ways to be a family—including adopted, divorced, single-parent, or blended familiesAbout diversity and acceptance of not only your own family, but families that look nothing like yours
Built Together:Is great for readers ages 4-8Features bright, playful illustrations that bring this inspiring story to lifeIs filled with the vibrant community spirit of Good Bones, with instant appeal to long-time fans and new friends alikeIs a great resource for teachers and parents to help teach children the importance of acceptance and family
Drawing on her own stories of starting Two Chicks and a Hammer with her mom, working with her stepfamily, fostering her niece, adopting her rescue dogs, and playing with her son, Mina invites readers young and old to join her in discovering how we are all stronger together. Because, in the end, families are built as well as made.
“…readers who appreciate the author’s TV show will warm to its laudable message of inclusivity and the way that families can be built: one kind, welcoming act at a time. Ages 4–8. (Feb.)” – Publishers Weekly
•HGTV’s Mina Starsiak Hawk is beloved by her fans with a social media following of 137,000
•Heartwarming, on-trend themes of community, acceptance, and non-traditional families
•Beautiful illustrations sure to appeal to readers of all ages, making this title a perfect housewarming or graduation gift
•Unique concept of renovation and construction as metaphor for important life lessons