Saturday, March 24, 2007

Celebrate Literacy and the Love of Reading with the Milner Award

Laura Numeroff, author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and many other beloved children's books, was awarded the Milner Award in Atlanta on February 26 at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Central Library. The Milner Award encourages children's literacy and the love of reading by empowering children to vote for their favorite author. The chosen author is brought to Atlanta and presented the Milner Award at the "Children's Favorite Author Series," a free program for school children.

The Milner Award is awarded each year to a new children's author. Throughout the school year, the Milner Ambassador visits elementary schools throughout Georgia to further the purpose of the award - "to foster a lifelong love of reading in children."

For more information, please visit the Milner Award website.