Abraham Lincoln Award:
Illinois Grades 9-12 Choice Award

The Lincoln Award is given to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of student votes. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians, and students determines the final master list of twenty titles.

Read for a Lifetime List

Sponsored by Alexi Giannoulias, Secretary of State and State Librarian, and the Illinois Center for the Book.


Free service for cardholders. Offers recommendations for great reads, booklists, read-alikes, genres, and more. NSLD library card and PIN required to access.