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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 Ms. Stump will send you a voting link in early March. You will be entered to win a prize!

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. 

2024 Abe Award Winner

The Winner of the 2024 Teen Choice Award is:

You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

you'd be home now by kathleen glasgow

Nominee List

hollow fires

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

love in english

Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

all that's left in the world 

All That's Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

dear medusa 

Dear Medusa by Olivia Cole

the getaway 

The Getaway by Lamar Giles


Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

we deserve monuments 

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

cracking the bell 

Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach

star splitter 

Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby

six crimson cranes 

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Nominee List


Skyhunter by Marie Lu

more than just a pretty face 

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood

we are all so good at smiling

We Are All So Good At Smiling by Amber McBride

i'm glad my mom died

I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

the princess and the grilled cheese sandwich

The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz

numb to this

Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting by Kindra Neely

little thieves

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

victory stand

Victory, Stand! Raising My Fist For Justice by Tommie Smith

chaos theory

Chaos Theory by Nic Stone

this golden state

This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg