2021 Abe Lincoln Book Award Nominees

Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Nominees
The Abe Lincoln Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades nine through twelve in participating Illinois schools. This program encourages teens to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, the Lincoln Award is sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and administered by the steering committee. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians and students determines the final master list. Below are brief overviews for many of the 2021 Award Nominees for the Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award. Students are encouraged to read and participate in Resurrection library activities and voting in conjunction with the program. 

Master List 2021

Click on any of the books below to read a brief overview and check out the resources listed to participate.

Lincoln Award Activities at ResurrectionStudents need to read at least two of the nominated books by March to participate in related activities hosted by the Resurrection library.

In order to vote, students need to read four or more of the nominated books.

First page of the PDF file: ALLTHECROOKEDSAINTSByMaggieStiefvater
First page of the PDF file: AHEARTINABODYINTHEWORLDByDebCaletti
First page of the PDF file: AVERYLARGEEXPANSEOFSEAByTaherehMafi
First page of the PDF file: BlackEnough_StoriesofBeingYoungandBlackinAmericaByIbiZoboied
First page of the PDF file: DARIUSTHEGREATISNOTOKAYByAdibKhorram
First page of the PDF file: DEVILSWITHINBySFHenson
First page of the PDF file: DRESSCODESFORSMALLTOWNSByCourtneyCStevens
First page of the PDF file: DRYByNealandJarrodShusterman
First page of the PDF file: EVERYFALLINGSTAR_THETRUESTORYOFHOWISURVIVEDANDESCAPEDNORTHKOREABYSungjuLee
First page of the PDF file: HEROINEByMindyMcGinnis
First page of the PDF file: INTERNMENTBySamiraAhmed
First page of the PDF file: HEYKIDDO_HOWILOSTMYMOTHERFOUNDMYFATHERANDDEALTWITHFAMILYADDICTIONByJarrettJKrosoczka
First page of the PDF file: OBSESSED_AMEMOIROFMYLIFEWITHOCDByAllisonBritz
First page of the PDF file: PATRONSAINTSOFNOTHINGByRandyRibay
First page of the PDF file: THENICKELBOYSByColsonWhitehead
First page of the PDF file: PRICEOFDUTYByToddStrasser
First page of the PDF file: SLAYByBrittneyMorris
First page of the PDF file: THEYCALLEDUSENEMYByGeorgeTakeietal
First page of the PDF file: TRULYDEVIOUSByMaureenJohnson
First page of the PDF file: WELLFLYAWAYByBryanBliss

Most of the books nominated for the 2021 Abe Lincoln Book Award are available to check out through eRead Illinois or are available in the library.  Check out the link above to find one of these titles.