HMH Announces Carmen Sandiego Returns to Classrooms

Kids wearing Carmen Sandiego gear and red hats smile and laugh under a banner displaying her logo

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is introducing  globetrotting super-thief Carmen Sandiego to a new generation, beginning with the launch of a new animated series debuting Jan. 18 on Netflix and produced by HMH.

To celebrate Carmen's return, HMH partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools this week to bring nearly 2,000 students together for a live event with superstar Gina Rodriguez, the new voice of Carmen.

Carmen's return will include:

  • Netflix Animated Series: On Jan. 18, the new Carmen Sandiego series, starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Carmen and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as her tech-whiz sidekick, Player, will bring viewers inside Carmen's world, revealing for the first time her identity as a modern day Robin Hood traveling the globe and stealing from V.I.L.E. and giving back to its victims. 
  • Book Series: HMH's Carmen Sandiego 2019 publishing program will kick off with Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? on Jan. 22. Available in both Spanish and English and featuring a foreword by Gina Rodriguez, this novelization based on the Netflix series uncovers the story behind the enigmatic thief. 
  • Carmen in the Classroom:  This week's announcement signifies Carmen's return to schools, including resources such as lesson plans mapped to Carmen episodes, Google Earth and Google Expeditions games, original digital content and Carmen-themed instructional videos designed for classroom settings, a school-focused Carmen Sandiego webpage with free resources, downloadable activities and more. 
  • Live-Action Movie: Netflix has announced a Carmen Sandiego live-action feature film starring Gina Rodriguez, written by Mark Perez (Game Night), and produced by Kevin Misher, Gina Rodriguez and Caroline Fraser of HMH. Release is slated for 2020.