Mountains Beyond Mountains
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,  A Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Michael French, Tracy Kidder
Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.

Book Details


  • Historical Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Mountains Beyond Mountains, written in the point of view of the author, Tracy Kidder, is a biography of a doctor named Paul Farmer. Kidder first met Dr. Farmer in Haiti in 1994, and they began to correspond. These two men met again in Boston, where Dr. Farmer invited Kidder to accompany him on his flight back to Haiti. In Haiti, Kidder begins to chronicle the marvelous true story that is Dr. Paul Farmer's life, and sets out to show the world how much good one man can do. 

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