Sesame Street creates homeless storyline

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Sesame Street revealed a new storyline for Muppet Lily on Wednesday.

The children’s program first introduced Lily in 2011. She originally portrayed food insecurity as part of a family without consistent access to food. Now, her storyline has changed, and for the first time on Sesame Street, Lily represents a homeless child.

Her journey is not being aired on TV episodes of “Sesame Street” right now. Instead, videos of Lily can be found online along with other stories and resources.

“Sesame Street has a history of addressing sensitive topics in different ways,” said Sandy Kallunki, Youth Services Manager at the Brown County Library.

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