The Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois’ Grades 9-12 Readers’ Choice Award
The Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award winner is awarded to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of student votes.
For a book to reach the master list, adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction titles must be nominated by teachers or librarians and vetted by the nominations committee. While the popularity of a particular title is important, the overall quality of the work is of primary importance. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians, and students determines the final master list of twenty titles. For more information on this award, visit the AISLE website.