Dora's Lasting Magic Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer helped usher in a wave of multicultural children's programming in the U.S. Our friends at Latino USA tell the story of how the show pushed back against anti-immigrant rhetoric — and why Dora's character still matters.
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Dora's Lasting Magic

Dora's Lasting Magic

Dora's Lasting Magic

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Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer helped usher in a wave of multicultural children's programming in the U.S. Our friends at Latino USA tell the story of how the show pushed back against anti-immigrant rhetoric — and why Dora's character still matters.

Isabela Moner stars as Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold Vince Valitutti/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Isabela Moner stars as Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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