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Readly strengthens offering for kids with Cocoa Boy and Cocoa Girl

Readly has added the UK's first magazines aimed at representing black children to its platform.

Readly strengthens offering for kids with Cocoa Boy and Cocoa Girl
Serlina Boyd: “We feel it is the right time to take the magazines to a new digital level.”

The titles have received much attention over the last year and through Readly, they will reach a global, digital audience, says Readly.

Launched in 2020, the bi-monthly Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy magazines contain inspiring and empowering content for young girls and boys aged 7-11 years old, which teaches children about black culture whilst profiling black role models. Written for children of all races, by children, about black history and culture.

Serlina Boyd, Founder and Editor, said: “We are so thrilled to be working with Readly and excited to introduce our magazines to a whole new readership. We feel it is the right time to take the magazines to a new digital level. We aim to educate on black culture and get more children reading, writing and thriving today and going forward.”

Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy will sit alongside the other children’s titles in Readly’s portfolio which currently include National Geographic Kids, Beano, Minecraft Secrets & Cheats, Go Girl and Animal Planet.

Chris Couchman, Head of Content at Readly, said: “This is an exciting launch for us in the children's sector – I am delighted to welcome these unique, ground-breaking titles to our platform. With such a clear USP, they made a massive impact at launch and have been read by thousands since. It’s a pleasure to welcome these titles that have already made a positive impact on children’s lives. I am sure our global audience will enjoy reading the content created by children. Meanwhile, the publisher benefits from a broader reach for their titles and the insights we provide through our analytics.”

Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy are now available to Readly’s audience as part of the Readly subscription, which includes access to over 5,000 magazines and newspapers.

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