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A Sporting Chance

A Sporting Chance

How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

Book - 2020
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"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781328580795
Call Number: j BIO 796.0456 GUTTMANN 2020
Characteristics: 114 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Drummond, Allan - Illustrator


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Jewish neurologist Ludwig Guttman, who escaped Hitler’s Germany, had a revolutionary idea--sports might help patients labeled as “incurables.” Discover how his idea eventually became the international Paralympic Games in this biography that includes photos and other illustrations.

Grade 2-5. Paralympic Games were founded by Jewish neurologist Ludwig Guttmann, who escaped Hitler's Germany. He had the radical idea that sports like archery and wheelchair basketball might help patients labeled as "incurables," to live and thrive. The Paralympics evolved from competit... Read More »

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