Welcome to the 2012-2013 Abe Books LibGuide. Use this guide for more information about the nominated books, their authors, to view book trailers, and more! Simply click on the tab above or the title to the right. Don't forget: after you've read at least four books, you can vote for your favorite! Just ask a librarian how when you're ready.
About Abe Awards
The Abraham Lincoln Award is given each year to the author of the book voted by high school as most outstanding. The "Abe Awards" are designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books.
The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois' most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author. The award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA).
For more information and details on how you can be a part of the Abe Awards, visit http://www.islma.org/lincoln.htm
This guide was created as a supplement to the 2013 Abe Lincoln books for the students at Niles North High School. I created this guide as a practicum student enrolled at GSLIS at University of Illinois.
Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Dark Song by Gail Giles
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Imppossible by Nancy Werlin
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey
North of Beautiful by Justuina Chen Headley
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Rikers High by Paul Volponi
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
War by Sebastian Junger
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan