L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth 2015 Honoree, Books for Keeps
By day, Melaney Smith is an information security analyst for Symantec. When she learned about a group of children in her hometown of Athens, Georgia who had no books to read during the summer, she became a crusader working to level the playing field for children from low-income families. Her organization, Books for Keeps, provides books to children from low-income families, in sufficient quantities to keep them reading all summer long. Melaney was recognized as a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth in 2015 for making an extraordinary difference in her community.