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Abe Lincoln Book Award 2020: Home

Here's the list of nominees for the 2020 Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader's Choice.

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 4 nominated books and review each using the Google Form prior to voting in March 2020. 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. 

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2019 Abe Award Winner

The Winner of the 2019 Teen Choice Award is:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Nominee List

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan


Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


Dear Martin by Nic Stone


Far From the Tree by Robin Benway


The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis


Hooper by Geoff Herbach


How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta

Nominee List


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Sadie by Courtney Summers

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green