Debuting on Thanksgiving Day is 7-year-old Korean American muppet named Ji-Young. Ji-Young makes history as the first Asian American muppet to join the Sesame Street cast. Ji-Young is part of a special called, “See Us Coming Together," Sesame Street’s effort to support families in discussions about race.
Alma's Way stars 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl, who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother. The series aims to teach children to express themselves and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others.
Following episodes of Alma's Way is a new series animated shorts called Jelly, Ben & Pogo. Each short follows the adventures of the intrepid Jelly, her little brother, Ben, and Pogo, a young sea monster. Jelly and Ben’s family are of Filipino heritage, and the show is infused with Filipino culture throughout, including food, music and the Tagalog language.