Grab your gloves and snowshoes and make sure to watch out for caribou and polar bears as OETA’s newest animated children’s show heads north to Alaska!
Molly of Denali premieres 7:30 a.m., July 15 on OETA, and at 11 a.m. on OETA PBS KIDS.
Molly of Denali is the first national children’s series to feature a Native American lead character. The show focuses on the adventures of 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly Mabray, a feisty Gwich’in/Koyukon/Dena’ina Athabascan girl.
Molly’s adventures foster literacy skills as she solves problems with the help of the written word. There’s also an emphasis on family and intergenerational relationships. In each episode, Molly models traditional Alaska Native values such as respecting others, sharing what you have and honoring your elders.
Molly of Denali includes Alaska Native voices in all aspects of production, both on camera and behind the scenes. An indigenous actor, including the lead character of Molly, voices every indigenous character.
A variety of games and clips of Molly of Denali are available at PBSKIDS.org and, on the PBS KIDS Games App and PBS KIDS Video App. Parent resources are available on the PBS Parents site and PBS Learning Media offers classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.
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