Calling all music lovers and environmental activists - want to meet a celebrity concert pianist? Join us on September 23 for a story time and performance with classical pianist, environmental activist, (and now children’s book author!) Mahani Teave! Talk about RANGE.
The true story of award-winning pianist and environmental activist Mahani Teave and the beloved island she is helping to save.
"This upbeat and fascinating story will leave readers feeling as though they, too, can make a difference when it comes to helping the planet."—Kirkus Reviews
Imagine living on a tiny island more than a thousand miles from any other inhabited place! That's where a girl named Mahani lived—on Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Mahani grew up taking music lessons on the island's only piano. She had the talent to become a great pianist, but pursuing that dream meant leaving the home she loved.
As Mahani toured the world as an acclaimed concert pianist, Rapa Nui stayed close to her heart. She knew the island struggled with problems like ocean trash and wondered how she could help. So she returned to Rapa Nui with a new dream—to build a music school! The unique building is constructed with recycled trash and has solar panels and a food garden. Now Mahani is helping build a more sustainable future for her island home—where the music continues.
The perfect choice for parents looking for:
- Inspiring nonfiction about women making a difference
- Stories about sustainability and saving the environment
- Kids STEAM books
Mahani Teave is an award-winning concert pianist and environmental activist from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). She holds a master's degree from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, has won numerous international music competitions, and her debut album, Rapa Nui Odyssey, launched as number one on the Billboard Classical charts. She is one of the founders of Toki Rapa Nui, a nonprofit dedicated to the island’s ecological and cultural preservation. She lives with her family on Rapa Nui, where she leads the Rapa Nui School for Music and the Arts.