New PBS Children’s Show Aims to Promote Diversity with Native American Lead

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Screenshot of “Molly of Denali” (PBS).

PBS has premiered a new national children’s TV show with a Native American lead.

“Molly of Denali” premiered on the broadcasting channel on July 17. The show features a 10-year-old Athabascan girl named Molly Mabray who is running a video blog about her life in rural Alaska. A press release from PBS Kids from May says the show will follow Molly, her dog, Suki, and her friends–Tooey and Trini–on their adventures in Alaska like building snow forts and other challenges.
The show “is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities.”
“PBS KIDS programming is rooted in education and inclusion, and we are always looking for new ways to highlight the many different communities that make up America,” Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS, said in a statement….

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