About Maria

2012-ReadIndeedGala 005Read Indeed is a 501c3 nonprofit literacy organization and the vision of Maria Keller, a book-loving 13-year-old who wants to make the world a better place—one book at a time. Maria began Read Indeed when she was 8 years old and her original goal was to collect and distribute 1 million books to kids in need by the time she’s 18. She accomplished this goal 5 years early! Now she wants to distribute books to all 50 states in the U.S. and every country in the world. Having donated more than $4 million in books, Maria has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.