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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 Illinois School Library Media Specialist Association (ISLMA).


Read a minimum of 3 nominated books prior to voting in March 2019.

Copies of each book are available in the Library at the Lincoln Award display. Look for the books with the Abe Lincoln sticker on the spine.

Ballots for voting will be sent to all students via email in March.

2018 Lincoln Award Winner

The Winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award is:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Nominee List

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

American Street by Ibi Zoboi


Beartown by Fredrik Backman



Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach

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Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow


Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


A List of Cages by Robin Roe


Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by Willow G. Wilson & Adrian Alphona

Nominee List


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus



Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin