Resource type: Newspapers, magazines and comics
Price band: £
Key stage: KS2
Region(s): All of UK
Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy are the UK’s first Black children’s magazines. Their aim is to give Black children a voice whilst educating the community about Black culture.
The magazines come out bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September and November and are aimed at children aged 7-11. The content includes activities, recipes, articles on Black culture, as well as features on important figures from Black History and current role models.
Cost: £3.99 for a single issue or £35 for two years’ subscription.
About Cocoa Publishing: Cocoa Girl was launched in July 2020 by Serlina Boyd when she couldn’t find any magazines for her daughter that featured children like her. The magazine won the ‘Newcomer Award’ at the Independent Awards 2020 and ‘Launch of the Year’ at the BSME Awards 2020. The first edition of Cocoa Boy came out in September 2020
Literacy Hive Likes
- Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy are currently the only magazines in the UK featuring young Black people and reflecting their concerns and issues.
- Cocoa magazines are all about empowering young people and many of the articles are written by child contributors and writers.
- The magazine always contains an educational feature written by a teacher.