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Classically trained musician Shirley Choi has released three chart-topping mobile apps for children and is working on two more – but she has not received a penny for more than four years of work. She composed the music and songs for her children's e-books, all aimed squarely at the issue of climate change. Each is bilingual, in English and Chinese, and available free of charge on both the iOS and Android platforms.

The composer-turned-producer says money is the last thing on her mind. "I get emails that bring tears to my eyes," Choi says. "I received an email from a mother of twin girls who said: ‘One of my girls reads your e-book to her sister every night, and they love the songs.' I didn't understand at first, but then I found out that one of the girls is blind."

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