Abe Reader Program


    Illinois Teen Reader's Choice Award 

    The Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award is given to the book from that year's Master List that earns the highest number of student votes. 

    Nominations are submitted by teachers/librarians in the categories of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction titles.  These nominees are vetted by the nomination committee. 

    Popularity is a factor, but the primary focus remains on the quality of the work.  Annually, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians, and students compile the 20-title master list. 


    How to participate? 

    1.  Read a book from the selected list of Lincoln Award nominees and fill out the TT ABE 2024 Submission Form for each title read. 

    2.  You will receive a prize for each book that you read! 

    3.  After reading at least four books, you will be invited to a Voting Pizza Party! The comment forms will be included in a raffle for a prize.  All comment forms must be submitted by March 2, 2024.