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What is it?


The Abraham Lincoln Readers' Choice Awards is an Illinois high school reading challenge designed to encourage high school students to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. The award is sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and administered by the ALHSBA steering committee.

Each school year, ISLMA releases a Book List of 22 titles that are chosen by Illinois high school students, teachers, and librarians. Students who read 4 of the 22 titles may cast their vote for their favorite title, and the book that receives the most votes is announced as the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Award.

Copies of each book are available in LRC.

Program Requirements

  1. READ at least 4 of the 22 Abraham Lincoln Award titles for 2016-17 by March 13, 2017

  2. REVIEW each title you've read by submitting a short comment below.

  3. VOTE for which book you think should receive the Abraham Lincoln Award. You will receive an emailed ballot on March 13, 2016.


Book List


You can find the complete list of 2016-17 titles by clicking here.






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