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2023 Lincoln Award Nominees: Home

Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Lincoln Award

  Each year students, librarians, and teachers select 20 incredible books.

Read 4 and vote for your favorite in February and March.

Ace of Spades by Firidah Abike-Iyimide

Mystery / Thriller

Book trailer

Call Number: FICTION ABE        eBook Sora

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Grown by Tiffany Jackson

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Realistic Fiction


Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Almost American Girl: an Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe


The Loop by Ben Oliver

Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu