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abraham lincoln July 9, 2009

Posted by Katie in shoptalk.

I’ve just challenged myself to complete yet another booklist of reading: The Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award for Illinois. It’s sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and teens vote for their favorite book off of this list. The award is announced in March of every year.

The Abraham Lincoln Award is designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. ISLMA

Even though my teens declined to participate in this book challenge themselves (we voted on it at Teen Advisory Board), I still feel like this is a great way to read across some genres that I tend to skip over.

So I’m going to complete reading this list by the end of the voting period (February 2010). The award is announced in March 2010.

Find out if your state has a program like this — it’s a great way to see what books are being read across the state.

1. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
2. Aftershock by Kelly Easton
3. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
8. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
9. Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
10. The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
11. I’d Tell You I’d Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
12. Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
13. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
14. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
15. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
16. Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
17. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
18. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
19. Pride of Baghdad by Brian Vaughan
20. Rooftop by Paul Volponi
21. Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
22. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr



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