Reading Lists

Abraham Lincoln Award Program

The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois. The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois' most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author. The award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). The Abraham Lincoln Award is designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult books.

In order to vote for the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, students need to:

  1. For voting, read a minimum of four books listed on the annual Master List of titles.
  2. Visit the SCN LRC web page to cast your vote online, when it's available*.

*Votes will be tallied across the state and the award will be announced in late March or early April of each year.

Want to submit a book for next year's list?  CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE READ

Want your voice to be heard in the State of Illinois?  Sign up to be a student reader for the next Abe Lincoln List,

** Info for Student Readers **
~ Most of the work of the Reader Panel is done by email.
~ You must be able to attend a full-day spring selection meeting (usually the second Saturday in February in central Illinois).
~ Read 10 assigned titles, plus other nominated titles as time permits, and evaluate them.
~ Read reviews (provided for you) of all 75 semi-final nominated titles for the Abe Award.
~ You will receive your 10 assigned titles, the complete list of 75, and the reviews mid-October, and will have until early February to complete your reading/evaluations.
~ At the meeting you will participate with the adult and other student members of the Reader Panel in choosing the 20 final Abe Award nominees.
~ Preference is given to juniors and seniors.

~ This is a one-year commitment.!   CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE