About Molly of Denali

Molly of Denali is a PBS KIDS television series set in Qyah (pronounced KI-yah), a fictional village in Alaska near Denali. The series includes an Alaska Native/First Nations cast and is the first nationally distributed children's series to feature a Native American lead character. This series is a unique blend of action-adventure, comedy, nature, culture, and community.


Molly of Denali 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. A foundational aspect of literacy education,

informational texts are designed to convey information, and

include written words, images, and oral language. In each

episode, Molly’s life and adventures are enhanced, illuminated,

and broadened by using and creating a variety of

informational texts, including:

  • Books

  • Online resources

  • Field guides

  • Historical archives

  • Indigenous knowledge from elders

  • Maps

  • Charts

  • Posters

  • Photos and more.

KBTC Kids in Your Community

Our program: Integrating the Molly of Denali PBS KIDS series using videos, games, and hands-on activities to help students (and families) feel more connected to their Native American background, culture, and identity.

This series is a great resources to educate students of all ethnic backgrounds on Alaska-Native American heritage while exploring different forms of informational texts. This is a fun and interactive program/series that can be done virtually. If you're interested in bringing Molly of Denali into your virtual space- click here.

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