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Abe Lincoln Book Award 2022: Home

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 Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE).


Read a minimum of 5 nominated books and review each using the Google Form prior to voting in March. 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. 

2021 Abe Award Winner

The Winner of the 2021 Teen Choice Award is:

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Nominee List

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women ed. by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale


Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu

Catfishing on Catnet 

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer


The Companion by Katie Alender

Dark Matter of Mona Starr 

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge


Dig by A.S. King


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe


Frankly in Love by David Yoon


Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Nominee List


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo


The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Roberson

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo