Pre-Order The Kuwento Book Today

Pre-Order The Kuwento Book Today



Upcoming Anthology Showcases Filipino Stories and Poems During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and Philippines National Heritage Month

The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems by Dr. Pat Lindsay "Pinky" C. Catalla-Buscaino is now available for pre-order


HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 14, 2023 Kuwento Co. publishing company now offers pre-orders for the anticipated The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems, set to release on on May 23, 2023 during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in the United States and Philippines National Heritage Month in the Philippines. The anthology celebrates and highlights kuwentos, personal stories and poems, of 28 Filipina/x/o writers, storytellers, artists, and community leaders. Readers will relate to stories and poems about:

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  • Growing up and figuring out life
  • Moving to a new country or place, and finding your way
  • Returning, discovering, and (re)creating home, family, and history
  • The powerful role of women, mothers, and grandmothers
  • Navigating and questioning love, relationships, identity, culture, and gender stereotypes
  • Loss of self, a loved one, or through COVID-19
  • Creating community and what it means to give back

“We all have kuwentos to tell,” says the editor and publisher, Dr. Pinky. “But many people do not want to share, because our stories have been historically dismissed and appropriated—in books, in school curriculum, and in the media. Now is the time to celebrate and share the voices of everyday, extraordinary Filipinas/xs/os. These stories and poems connect to our own experiences, validating the importance of representing the diversity of Filipinas/xs/os from all over the world. We have always been here, and we will keep telling our kuwentos as long as we exist.” 

Co-author of Filipinos in Houston, Jenah Maravilla, enthusiastically exclaims, “[The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems reminds me of] my once-beloved Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, but the difference now is that this is uniquely ours. (Sinigang for the Pilipino Soul, Tamarind Soup for the Filipino Soul, if you will.) I truly hope this book gets into the hands of other eager bookworms, big and small.”

The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems shines a much needed spotlight on the Filipina/x/o perspective from the United States, the Philippines, and beyond. No doubt, all readers of every age and background will connect and contemplate upon these experiences—being moved to laugh, cry, and root for each other within the pages.  

The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems
| 248 pages | Book size 5.5” x 8.5” | Edited by Pat Lindsay C. Catalla-Buscaino | Foreword by Jenah Maravilla | Contributing Authors Al Aguilar, Anthony Pabillano, Chezka Laddaran, Christy Panis Poisot, Cybil Joy Pallugna-Saenz, Dustin Domingo, Florencio Guinhawa, G. Chris Villanasco, Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico, Genesis Lingling, Holly Lim, Jacob Magallanes, Jay Menes, Jermuel P. Manarin, Krystelle Robeniol, Krystle Tugadi, Marie Salazar, Noureliza Montifar, Royal Sumikat, Rudy Jr. Calera, Sheralynn Magallanes, Sophia Emille, Tiffany Sloan, Trisha Morales, Victor Barnuevo Velsaco, and Zoe Gapayao 

Purchase The Kuwento Book at, major bookstore retailers, and select independent bookstores.

Pre-order: April 14, 2023 | On sale: May 23, 2023
Paperback Price: $18.99 | Paperback ISBN: 979-8-9865457-6-9
Hardcover Price: $34.99 | Hardcover ISBN: 979-8-9865457-8-3
E-Book Price: $8.99 | E-book ISBN: 979-8-9865457-7-6
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Kuwento Co. is a publishing company specializing in empowering BIPOC people to write, tell, and publish their life stories, kuwentos. Our mission is to help you express your authentic self, be heard, inspire others to do the same, and pass down your legacy to the next generation. Check out The Kuwento Book tour schedule and upcoming Kuwento Co. writing and storytelling events by visiting and following @KuwentoCo on all social media platforms.


Pat Lindsay C. Catalla-Buscaino (she/her), known as Dr. Pinky, is the Founder and CEO of Kuwento Co. LLC, a woman-and BIPOC-owned publishing company. She is passionate about publishing life stories, kuwentos, so that BIPOC and marginalized communities will always have a voice, be remembered, honored, and represented by their own accord. Dr. Pinky is the president of Filipino American National Historical Society-Houston Chapter (FANHS-HTX), a writer, public speaker, and educator. Connect with Dr. Pinky at

Dr. Pinky is available for interviews and speaking engagements.
Contact Kuwento Co. at (281) 939-5271 or to arrange an interview or speaking engagement.


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