Joanna Gaines is getting ready to release her second children’s book. The new book written by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrated by Julianna Swaney celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be will be on stands Nov. 10, but it is available for preorder today.

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The book follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, to fill the sky with beautiful colors, we discover that the same is true for life, it’s more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated.

In a blog post announcing the book, Gaines said, “The goal was simply to convey a message that all of us need to hear—no matter who you are, or where you are from, or how old you are, or what you look like, or who you love, or what the color of your skin is, or what you believe in—the world needs you. It needs your abilities and your talents, your quirks and your curiosities, your unique thoughts and your beautiful mind. It needs you just the way you are.”

Preorder it now $19.99

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Magnolia


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