A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttman Created the Paralympic Games
Illustrator: Allan Drummond
Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled "incurables," Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed—and eventually proved—that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games.
Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire readers of all backgrounds.
Time line. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: May 2020
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10" x 7"
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Discrimination: Religious, Illustrations/Images: Disturbing Imagery, Language: Mild Language
Ludwig Guttmann (1899–1980), History of Paralympic Games, Neurologists, Great Britain, German Jews, Disability, Sporting events, Biography,