The Milner AwardVOTE

The Milner Award encourages children

to read by empowering them to select their favorite authors and then bring them to Atlanta for the Milner Award Program each year. School children and their teachers and media specialists have the opportunity to come to the free program to meet the author in person and hear them speak. The winning author is chosen by votes gathered both in the elementary schools and in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches. more >

"The Milner Award deepens the connection between children and the books they love by allowing them to meet their favorite authors"----Judy White, Retired Youth Services Librarian, Northside Branch

Congratulations to our 2019 Milner Award Winner – Raina Telgemeier.

Dav Pilkey


Raina is a graphic novelist whose books are based on memories of growing up.

She creates all of her own artwork.

Her books include: Smile, Sisters and Guts.