• Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

HGTV’s “Good Bones” star promotes inclusivity in new kid’s book

“Built Together,” a new children’s book by HGTV star of “Good Bones” Mina Starsiak-Hawk, comes out this week, and has inclusivity as its message. (Photo courtesy of Icon Media Group)

I’ve always said, I do not see a line between where home life stops, and home design begins. It’s all a blur to me. Mina Starsiak-Hawk, the star of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” a home renovation show, and author of a new children’s book, “Built Together,” (Zonderkidz, Feb. 2, 2021, $18.99) agrees, and has taken that viewpoint one step further.

The premise of her new book: Whether building a house or building a family, the same principles should apply.

Stay with me.

In “Built Together,” adorably illustrated by Barbara Bongini, the little boy narrator wonders whether his mom and dad will need a hammer and nails to build a family, or maybe they’ll need a drill and monkey wrench, tile and grout, bricks and mortar, paint and brushes? Whatever the case, he wants to help.