Molly of Denali, a new PBS Kids series premieres on July 15, 2019. The show follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10 year-old Alaska Native, Molly Mabray. It will air at 8:30 a.m. Mon-Fri on WVPB.
Kids 4-8 can join Molly, her dog Suki, and friends Tooey and Trini on ther adventures in epically beautiful Alaska through: the series, podcast , app, games and more. Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children's series to feature a Native American lead character.
ALASKAN NATIVE INVOLVEMENT
Molly of Denali includes Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on camera and behind the scenes. Every indigenous character is voiced by an indigenous actor. Alaska Native screenwriters and producers are also part of bringing the series to life. A working group of Alaska Native advisors provided guidance for the series and, through scriptwriting fellowships, Alaska Native writers are part of the production.
A foundational literacy concept, informational text, is defined as any text whose primary purpose is to convey information. Molly of Denali is informed by an informational text curriculum, with maps, calendars, tables, books, websites, weather reports, text messages, articles, elders' stories, archives, photos, and a vlog that Molly creates and uses in the series.