It's a first for Sesame Street!
Alex looks like just another kid/Muppet on Sesame Street - he has blue hair and a green nose and wears a hoodie. Except there's one big difference...Alex is the first Muppet to have a parent in jail.
"I just miss him so much," he tells a friend. "I usually don't want people to know about my dad."
One in 28 children in the US has an incarcerated parent. The number is even higher than the number of children with a parent who is deployed.
The Sesame Street workshop has also created the "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" initiative to help kids with a parent in prison find comfort and support - and so families have tips and strategies to talk to their kids about incarceration.
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