It's Kuwento Time...with 28 Filipina/x/o authors who share their truth about life, loss, love, family, fears, hopes, and dreams in the debut of 17 inspiring poems and 16 personal stories. The Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems is a groundbreaking collection of powerful stories and poems by accomplished Filipina/x/o community writers, storytellers, artists, and leaders. You are invited to dive into this anthology of kuwentos, as contributing authors unpack the realities of being Filipina/x/o and express their truth about love and loss, family and community, dreams and fears, and self-discovery. No doubt, all readers of every age will connect and contemplate on these experiences-being moved to laugh, cry, and root for them within these pages. "We all have kuwentos to tell because we have lived our own lives," says the editor and publisher, Pat Lindsay C. Catalla-Buscaino, known as Dr. Pinky. "But many people are scared, afraid, and uncertain 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 share with the world the voices of everyday, extraordinary Filipinas/xs/os who have been marginalized from mainstream narratives and traditional publishing houses. 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 are here, and we will keep telling our kuwentos for as long as we exist." 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. You'll read about: - 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 power 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.