Alma’s Way is inspired by creator Sonia Manzano’s childhood, telling the story of a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl named Alma Rivera, who lives in the Bronx with her family. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Donkey Hodie), the series uses social-emotional themes designed to help kids express what they’re thinking and feeling, while recognizing and respecting the perspective of others.
Each episode will showcase different aspects of Latino cultures through language, food, music, and customs. The series will feature traditional elements of Puerto Rican music, such as Plena, Bomba, salsa, and aguinaldos, along with other genres including hip hop, jazz, opera, pop, and more. The title song is written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman, and performed by Flaco Navaja and Summer Rose Castillo, who also voices Alma.
The series will be available to watch in both English and Spanish, debuting on the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel with 14 episodes on Oct. 4. The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Subscribers will also have access to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Volume 18 and The Berenstain Bears: Volume 4, both launching in October.