I am also happy to see that Rita Williams-Garcia won the author award for the Coretta Scott King Award for her book P.S. be eleven. I have not read this book, but I have really enjoyed other books by Williams-Garcia such as One Crazy Summer and Jumped.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina is a book that I have looked at several times and has intrigued me won the Pura Belpre Award. This inspires me to want to read the book that appears to have a theme of bullying and school related relationships.
Finally, I am really excited to read the Caldecott winner Locomotive written and illustrated by Brian Floca. First, I love picture books and second, I have not been disappointed by a Caldecott winner in a long time, so I feel confident it will be enjoyable.
What are some of your favorite books from 2013? Did any of the awards miss the boat in your opinion? Let me know by commenting below.