Kirsty Black, author
Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around two main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kindness to others.