Maria Keller American philanthropist

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Maria Keller is the founder of Read Indeed, a nonprofit organization that donates books to kids without any books around the world.[1] Keller, who is from Orono, Minnesota, had already donated over one million books at age 13 in 2013, five years ahead of schedule.[2] While in Washington DC, accepting an award for her service, she met a man who asked her "Have you heard about that girl who donated over a million books?!" And she laughed and explained to him the she was that girl.[3][4]

Keller received the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2014.[4][3] By 2014 Read Indeed books had reached kids in 30 US states and 13 countries.[4] As of 2017 more than two million books had been donated worth $4 million.[5]

Maria attends Orono High School.[5]

Maria's Favorite Books

Maria listed her favorite books as:[5]

References

  1. ^ "Orono High School's Maria Keller Founds Literacy Nonprofit Read Indeed". Lake Minnetonka Magazine. January 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  2. ^ Dicker, Ron (2013-10-11). "Maria Keller, 13-Year-Old Minnesota Girl, Donates 1 Million Books". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  3. ^ a b "Media and Awards". Read Indeed. Retrieved August 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "The 13-Year-Old Who Is Championing World Literacy, a Million Books at a Time". Ellen's Good News / The Good News. Yahoo Shine. January 28, 2014. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c "About Read Indeed". Read Indeed. Retrieved August 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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