Joanna Gaines Has a New Kids’ Book Coming Out Next Week

“The message is about owning all the things that make you who you are.”
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Nov 2020
joanna gaines pictured next to her new children's book
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Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines has a new kids’ book coming out soon—and it has a very simple, but a very important message.

“The message is about owning all the things that make you who you are. As a little girl, there were times where I felt like I wasn’t accepted. I allowed other kids’ words to get into my head and my heart. But as an adult, I look back and I realize those moments were just time wasted—me not fully being who I was created to be,” Gaines told PEOPLE in an interview. “This book is meant to be a simple reminder to fully live out your unique gifts and quirks.”

The book, The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, is the second children’s book written by Gaines. Her first was We Are the Gardeners, which came out in 2019. Her second book is about a group of kids who set out to build their own hot-air balloons. It was inspired partially by her family: her husband Chip and their five kids, Drake, 15, Ella, 14, Duke, 12, Emmie, 10 and Crew, 2.

“Chip grew up in Albuquerque, and he went every year with his family to the Balloon Fiesta,” she told the outlet. “Two years ago, he surprised us with a trip, and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve seen. By the time the sun rises, you see every shape and size up in the sky. I told Chip I’d love to do a kids’ book on hot-air balloons and how each one is so beautiful but so different.”

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be comes out on November 10, but is available on to pre-order now.

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