Abe Lincoln Book Awards 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S ABE LINCOLN BOOK AWARD 2019 WINNERS

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Come to the MHS InfoHub MEDIA CENTER & DISCOVER ALL THE TITLES THAT MADE THE LIST 

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Paper Girls, Vol. 1

by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
Supernatural mysteries and suburban drama collide in the early hours after the Halloween of 1988 for four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls.

 

 

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

by Kate Moore

A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were misled by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

Scythe

by Neal Shusterman

Forced to become trained killers in a disease-free world where people can only die if eliminated by professional assassins, teens Citra and Rowan reluctantly train under a master reaper who informs them that the one who successfully kills the other will become his apprentice.

 

The Thousandth Floor

by Katharine McGee
A tale set in a 1,000-story luxury
tower one century into the future

follows the experiences of an addicted perfectionist, a betrayed teen, a financially strapped girl, a socialite with an illegal A.I. that he designed and a genetically perfect girl who dreams of what she can never have

 

Three Dark Crowns

by Kendra Blake

Preparing for the queens’ sixteenth birthday celebration and navigating the fallout of the Quickening, the sisters reassess their strategic paths to the throne using new understandings of their powers and destinies

 

 

We Are Okay

by Nina LaCour
Running back to college and shutting out everyone from her life in California after a traumatic summer that nobody else knows about, Marin is forced to confront what happened during a lonely, fateful winter break.

 

 

 

When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents’ obsession with “marriage prospects,” but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting an arranged marriage with him.

 

 

Wolf by Wolf

by Ryan Graudin

In a tale set in an alternate-history mid-20th century where the Axis powers have won World War II, Yael, a death camp escapee, aspires to win a high-profile motorcycle race so that she can assassinate Hitler.

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All We Have Left

by Wendy Mills

In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother’s death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.

 

 

American Street

by Ibi Zoboi

Fabiola Toussaint begins her life in
the U.S. Since her mom was
detained by U.S. Immigration when
they arrived from Haiti, Fabiola has
to live with her aunt and cousins in
Detroit, a city that’s nothing like
Fabiola’s dreams of America. Fined
for speaking Creole and sent to
Catholic school despite her Vodou
beliefs, Fabiola has a hard time adjusting, and just when she begins to forge new relationships, she’s tempted to risk them to earn her mother’s freedom.

 

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

In a forgotten town fractured by scandal, an amateur hockey team might just be able to change
everything.

 

 

 

Girl In Pieces

by Kathleen Glasglow
Having suffered terrible losses, including the accidental death of her father, 17-year- old Charlotte adopts a tough demeanor and engages in self-destructive rituals to hide her deep pain before undertaking a poignant journey of healing

 

 

 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today’s world.

 

 

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Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders

by Geoff Herbach

When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine’s funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight “band geek” tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war

 

 

Gabe Johnson Takes Over

by Geoff Herbach

When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine’s funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight “band geek” tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.

Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasglow YAFGLA
Having suffered terrible losses, including the accidental death of her father, 17-year- old Charlotte adopts a tough demeanor and engages in self-destructive rituals to hide her deep pain before undertaking a poignant journey of healing.

Goodbye Days

by Jeff Zentner

When a simple text causes a fatal crash, ending the lives of his three best friends, a guilt-ridden Carver becomes subject to a criminal investigation and receives support from a few loving people before his friends’ families ask him to share a goodbye day with them.

 

 

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr walks an uneasy
line, with one foot in her poor,
mostly-black neighborhood and the other
in her rich, mostly-white school. After Starr
sees her friend Khalil gunned down by a
white cop, however, that line is obliterated.
Amid the uproar, Starr knows she should
speak out, but the pressure she’s under from all sides makes it difficult — and dangerous — to raise her voice.

 

Illuminae

by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Caught in the crossfire of a megacorporation rivalry in 2575, Kady and Ezra, who have just broken up, flee their home planet on an evacuation ship that is quickly overwhelmed by a fast-spreading plague.

 

 

 

A List of Cages

by Robin Roe

Adam is assigned to track down Julian for the school psychologist, and when he discovers Julian is his long-lost foster brother he is happy to be reunited with him and determined to understand the secrets going on in Julian’s life

 

 

 

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle?

 

One of Us Is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.

 

 

 

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