The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) released on Monday, March 2 the list of 20 books nominated for the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Award. The complete list, available on this LibGuide, includes titles and authors you might already know: FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell, author of 2015 nominee Eleanor & Park; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; and The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Twisted and Speak.
Join Barb and I as we begin to promote this list of fiction and nonfiction titles and the Abe Award program, itself, which is designed to encourage high school students to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Check out the Antioch catalog or Lakes catalog or visit our new digital media library, Axis360, to get a head start on your reading.
Students who read four or more titles from the list in a year get to vote for their favorite. Although the 2015 winner has yet to be announced (hopefully soon!), here’s how the 2015 contest is shaping up so far in District 117:
Personally, I read or listened to the following titles from the 2015 list:
Which one would I vote for? You’ll just have to ask!
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