The Life and Lessons of the Show that Changed the World
For half a century, Sesame Street and its famous fuzzy friends, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and others have been teaching kids not just their ABCs, numbers, new words, and math skills but also about their emotions and complicated experiences. Now, this special edition takes you back to the beginning and behind the scenes of the beloved show. From its early days, Sesame Street not only raised kids' test scores but also taught its young viewers about equality and shaped the international dialogue around education, parenting, childhood development, and cultural diversity. Find out how Sesame Street came to be. Trace its social consciousness and its powerful influence calming children's fears. Revisit the many stars (Michelle Obama, Lauren Bacall, David Beckham, Jimmy Fallon, and more) who dropped by the special street. Learn how Sesame Ventures has expanded its mission-aligned work to education and technology workshops. This is your chance to collect the pure charm and delight that has made Sesame Street an important must-watch for children of all ages.