Maria Keller is a freshman at Orono High School and lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. Maria began Read Indeed, a 501c3 literacy organization, when she was 8 years old. 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 ahead of schedule, at the age of 13. 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.