Thursday, April 25, 2013

Abe Lincoln 2013 Winners and Nominees for 2014

Announcing the 2012-2013 Abraham Lincoln Award Winners

During the month of February schools across Illinois voted for their favorite Abe Nominee. Congratulations to the 1st Place Winner - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher followed by 2nd Place - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and
3rd Place - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Continuing Part 2 of a series of posts introducing the new Abe Lincoln Nominees for 2013-2014 announced in April. We thought you would like to know more about some of the nominees. More titles to come in the next couple of weeks.

Divergent - Veronica Roth (2011)
In the future our society has been replaced with five factions all responsible for the end of the world as we know it. At the age of 16, Beatrice Prior and all the other sixteen year olds from all five factions must take a test to determine where they will train, work, and live for the rest of their lives. Wanting to remain with her family but anxious to explore a more exciting faction Beatrice takes the test. When her assessment results are analyzed the tester tells Beatrice she doesn’t fit into just one faction but is “Divergent and to keep this a secret even from her family, but why?

Everyday by David Levithan (2012)
Every morning “A “ wakes up in a different person's body. Either gender but always a day older. “A” develops a set of rules that have always made sense until the day he meets Rhiannon. Everyday a different body, every day a different place, now everyday the same love for Rhiannon, will "A" make this work?

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick (2009)Matt Duffy an 18 year old soldier wakes up in a Baghdad hospital with a traumatic brain injury and very little memory of what happened. He was given a Purple Heart but struggles to regain his memory of what happened to him and his young Iraqi friend.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor (2012)
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely and mysterious art student living in a Prague boarding school loves hanging out with her friends but also loves her underworld family of monsters. Karou is sent on missions to pick up teeth for her family and in return is granted wishes for her work. She is haunted by a beautiful stranger and black handprints begin to appear on doorways. This beautiful stranger somehow seems familiar to her as her past begins to unveil.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)Sixteen-year old Hazel is in remission from Stage IV of thyroid cancer. Tied to an oxygen tank Hazel is ready to abandon life when she meets a very cute guy named Guz in a cancer support group. Together they explore love, life and letting go the one we love.

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