StoryPlanet English story: The Girl Who Loved Math
Writer: Bella A. Brown CEFR Level: B2
Synopsis: A short biography of U.S. American mathematician Katherine G. Johnson. She was one of the persons portrayed in the book and Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures”, about a group of Black American women who were instrumental to the success of some of the first flights into outer space.
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