In 2014, I started an independent small press called Sawaga River Press, SawagaRiverPress.com
Sawaga River Press values diversity and equity in publishing, as well as the right to self-represent.
Sawaga River Press is committed to publishing books that explore and celebrate children’s experience in the Filipino diaspora. We aim to create diverse children’s books that bolster self-esteem and foster a sense of belongingness. We publish children’s books that will encourage children to read and learn about their cultural and ancestral roots.
JACK & AGYU (FALL 2019)
Sawaga River Press published its most recent book, Jack & Agyu, in Fall 2019. Jack & Agyu won the 2020 Best Children’s Book Gold Award from the Publishing Professionals Network and the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.
MAMA, MAMA, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE? (FALL 2017)
Sawaga River Press published its first trilingual book, Mama, Mama, Do You Know What I Like? in the Fall of 2017.
To check out this specific book’s site and to see our progress from the drawing board to publication, please follow the link: MamaMama.net