Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating graded material that will encourage students to read. Twelve Years a Slave is the extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York State who, in 1841, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. This simplified version condenses Northup's memoirs for students of English and is interspersed with stills from the 2013 Oscar award winning film. LEVEL 3 (Intermediate B1) BOOK ONLY Also perfect for native English speaking children who are struggling learning to read A fascinating and important period of American history brought to life for students. Full colour stills from the Oscar Award winning film bring story to life and aid comprehension. A two-page Fact File section provides supplementary material on slavery in the USA. People and Places section provides a clear visual context before students begin to read. Self-study activities enable students to check their progress as they read. Series Information Popcorn ELT Readers is a series of low-level graded readers aimed at younger students who are beginning to learn English as a Foreign Language. The series covers three levels from Level 1 (Early Beginner) to Level 3 (High Beginner) and is aimed at students aged eight to eleven years. Each reader is available in Book Only or Book and CD formats. The CD features an audio recording of the story for reading along. There are also online resource sheets providing step-by-step lesson plans, extra activities and downloadable flashcards.