A university honors a girl – level 1

03-02-2023 15:00

Bobbi Wilson is nine years old. She lives in New Jersey, United States. One day, she catches dangerous insects in front of her house. Suddenly, the police come.

The officers ask the girl what she is doing. The girl and her mother are surprised. They do not understand why the police come. The officers explain that a neighbor calls them. He is scared.

Bobbi’s sister and mother go to a council meeting. They speak to people. They say that the man calls the police because Bobbi is black.

The officers invited the girl to the police station. Yale University honors the girl for her project on insects. Bobbi gives her collection of insects to a museum in Yale University. It is a famous school.

Difficult words: insects (a small animal with six legs and wings), council (a group of people who manage a city), honor (to show respect).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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