Lincoln Book List

Each year, 20 books are nominated for the Lincoln Award and then voted on by teens in ninth through twelfth grade in Illinois. The Lincoln Award is designed to encourage reading for enjoyment and to become lifelong readers. It helps teens become familiar with young adult and adult authors and books. The award is named after former President and one of Illinois’ most famous residents, Abraham Lincoln, who was an avid reader and noted author. 

For every five 2024 Lincoln nominees that you read and turn in by May 15, 2024, you will earn a special Lincoln scratch-off ticket for a chance at prizes and get entered in the grand-prize drawing! Stop in the library today to pick up your checklist!

Click on the titles below to request a copy!

Title and Author
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
The Assignment by Liza Wiemer
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow
You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley

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