The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award Winner!

Each year a committee of librarians, students, and educators in the state of Illinois select twenty titles for the Abraham Lincoln Nominee Books for high school students to read.  In order to vote, students need to read or listen to at least four of the titles from the list. Voting takes place throughout the month of February at high schools in Illinois. To learn more about the Abraham Lincoln Award go to:

I’ve listed below the top five most voted on books along with this year’s winning book. If you have a teen you might be curious to see what they find most interesting to read.  Being a librarian as well as a mother of three daughters, I shared my love of reading with them and they in turn shared what books caught their attention when they were teenagers.

What a nice topic of conversation to share with your teens – reading. Look into what types of books are most important and significant in their lives.

1st placeCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare

2nd placeNineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

3rd placeThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

4th place–Leaving Paradise — Simone Elkeles

5th place–Wicked Lovely — Melissa Marr

6th place–Gym Candy — Carl Deuker

Happy Reading!


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