Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

It’s the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street! Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by author Michael Davis chronicles the history of the one of the most beloved children’s television shows of our time. The show was conceived in the mid-1960s by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett who wondered if television could be utilized as an educational tool for children. Along with the talent of Jim Henson and company, Sesame Street became a big hit with kids…and still is!

Street Gang is a highly detailed account of Sesame Street history – the word “complete” is in the title for good reason. But most fans of the show will definitely find the book a worthwhile read and learn some interesting facts about our old friends that we grew up with. Did you know Bob was a pop singing sensation in Japan? Or that there were actually three Gordons?

If you still want more, check out some classic episodes on DVD - Sesame Street: Old School Volume One or Volume Two and take a trip down memory lane. Long live Mr. Hooper!


Why would anyone even want to read this?
- HazelBW

I think this show has had such an amazingly positive influence in pop culture America. I LOVED Mr. Hooper too!