A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

October 31, 2020
A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of theParalympics, this young readers biography artfully combinesarchival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrativeto honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changedso many lives.Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled “incurables,”Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a fulllife. The young doctor believed—and eventually proved—that physicalmovement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create thefirst Paralympic Games.Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuringthe life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwighelped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sportswill inspire readers of all backgrounds.