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The Library: Lincoln Book Award

Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Lincoln Award

Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Lincoln Award


The Lincoln Award is given each year to the author whose book receives the most votes from high school students in Illinois. It is awarded by the Illinois School Library Media Specialist Association (ISLMA).


Read a minimum of 4 nominated books and review each using the Google Form prior to voting in March 2019. You'll get a free book of your choice to keep, and get to join our pizza party!

Copies of each book are available in the Library at the Lincoln Award display in the front. Look for the books with the Abe Lincoln sticker on the spine. All books are also available on our Kindles-- check one out for over 70 books on one device!

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2018 Abe Award Winner

The Winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award is:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Nominee List

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

American Street by Ibi Zoboi


Beartown by Fredrik Backman


Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach


Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow


Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


A List of Cages by Robin Roe


Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by Willow G. Wilson & Adrian Alphona

Nominee List


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus



Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by [Noah, Trevor]

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah