The Abraham Lincoln Award
Every year, students in participating Illinois high schools vote for the most outstanding book for teens.
Michael L. Printz Award
This annual award honors the best book written for teens. Think the Grammy, Emmy, or Oscar for teen books.
YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults
Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association presents this list of books that meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten
Each year, teens from all over the country nominate and vote for the top ten YA books.
Fill out our Book Match form to receive a list of up to 10 book suggestions by email.
2020-2021 Reading List
Read for a Lifetime is a statewide reading program aimed at high school students. Students who read at least 4 titles on the list will receive recognition and a certificate of achievement signed by the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White.