Cocoa Books is a visionary publishing company on a mission to nurture young minds through captivating stories and a world of diverse characters. Founded in 2021 by Keith and Dominique Turner, Cocoa Books was born out of a shared vision to address the lack of diversity in children's literature.

Our mission is to kindle a lifelong love for reading and learning among early readers. Our products are designed not only to captivate young imaginations but also to introduce them to a world of possibilities. With a strong focus on representation, we strive to ensure that every child can find characters and stories that resonate with their own experiences. We take pride in being a catalyst for change, highlighting marginalized voices, and offering a platform for diverse perspectives to thrive. 

Cocoa Books stands as a beacon of hope, inspiring the next generation of readers, thinkers, and leaders. By offering a range of voices and perspectives, we contribute to building a more inclusive and understanding generation. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we empower young minds, one story at a time.


Dominique Turner, Co-Founder & Publisher

Dominique, a passionate writer, brings over a decade of experience to her role as the co-founder of Cocoa Books. With 10 years of working closely with children, she's harnessed her love for storytelling and her commitment to diversity in children's literature to create an inspiring collection of books. Dominique's vision is to empower young minds through inclusive stories that resonate and ignite the imagination.

Keith Turner Jr, Co-Founder & Administrative Coordinator

Keith Turner graduated from  Ohio University with a BA in Arts & Science in Journalism. His dynamic journey includes 8 impactful years at Apple Inc., where he embraced diverse roles and challenges. The passion he has for making a positive impact extends to his role as an ordained minister with over 10 years of ministry experience.  Keith's drive to co-found Cocoa Books was fueled by a desire to offer his daughter representation in literature.

Taylor Higgins, Creative Coordinator

Taylor graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Fine Arts. She has been a freelance artist for 15 years, specializing in photography, graphic design, marketing, and branding. After years of sitting on ideas, she now shares them with the world through her business, Taylored Design Co.

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