The Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award
All students are invited to participate in The Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award
The Abraham Lincoln Award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) and is designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois' most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author.
Click here for a summary of each book. Please be sure to stop by the school library to check out these books!
Students can sign up to participate in the voting with Mrs. Susina in the library. Students need to read 5 books in order to be eligible to vote at the end of February. Those who do participate will be invited to a "Breakfast with Abe," where the winner will be announced and you will get a preview of next year's list!
Here are the nominees for 2013!
2013 ABE AWARD MASTER LIST
|Anna & the French Kiss||Stephanie Perkins||Speak||2010|
|The Chosen One||Carol Lynch Williams||St. Martin||2009|
|Clockwork Angel||Cassandra Clare||Margaret K. McElderry||2010|
|Dark Song||Gail Giles||Little, Brown||2010|
|Finnikin of the Rock||Melina Marchetta||Candlewick||2010|
|The Help||Kathryn Stockett||Berkley||2009|
|Impulse||Ellen Hopkins||Simon Pulse||2007|
|Leviathan||Scott Westerfeld||Simon Pulse||2009|
|Little Brother||Cory Doctorow||Tor||2008|
|Lockdown: Escape from Furnace||Alexander G. Smith||Farrar Straus Giroux||2009|
|The Monstrumologist||Rick Yancey||Simon & Schuster||2009|
|North of Beautiful||Justina Chen Headley||Little, Brown||2009|
|Rikers High||Paul Volponi||Speak||2010|
|Ship Breaker||Paolo Bacigalupi||Little, Brown||2010|
|The Sky is Everywhere||Jandy Nelson||Speak||2010|
|Thirteen Reasons Why||Jay Asher||Razorbill||2007|
|Will Grayson, Will Grayson||John Green & David Levithan||Speak||
Red titles = chosen by the Student Reader Panel