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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 >

Congratulations to our 2017 Milner Award Winner – Lincoln Peirce

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Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which debuted in 1991 and appears in 200 newspapers in the US and online daily at GoComics and Poptropica. In the Netherlands his books called Niek de Groot. He has also written several animated shorts for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. A fan and collector of classic country music, Peirce also hosts a local radio show devoted to honky tonk and western swing on WMPG.

In addition to the Big Nate comic strip, Peirce is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate novel series. His Big Nate books have been featured on Good Morning America and in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.