What is the ABE Award?
Every year teens throughout the state nominate books and then vote for the book they think is most outstanding. The book with the most votes wins the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award or the ABE Award. The award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA)
How Can I Participate?
READ!!! In order to vote in March and help decide the winner, you must read a minimum of 4 ABE-nominated books. Copies of each book are available in the RHS Library and at Eisenhower Public Library. For each book you read, fill out this ABE Book Review Form. In March, you can vote for your favorite and help decide the winner!
Want to cast your final vote? After you read at least four ABE-nominated books, click here to fill out your final ballot.
ABE Readers of the Week!
Read an ABE book, fill out this online ABE Book Review Form. Fill out a form for every ABE book you read to be entered into a drawing to win a $5 gift certificate to Jimmy Johns or a free large pizza from Vince's Restaurant. Every Friday, two ABE forms will be pulled and these students will win free food. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win!
Are you up for a challenge? Sign up for the ABE Challenge and read all 20 ABE-nominated books. Students who read all 20-nominated ABE books will be recognized by the Illinois School Library Media Association, be student of the month, get a free lunch and a bag of swag. Fill out this online form to sign up for the ABE Challenge.
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