A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games
A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games
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A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

Written by Lori Alexander
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8 - 12
Reading age
128
Page count
83
Words per page
960L
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Apr 7, 2020
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Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young readers 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. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781328580795
    Publication Date
    April 7, 2020
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin
    Page Count
    128
    Words Per Page
    83
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019007462
    Lexile® Level
    960L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~W
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    508615
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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