Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World

Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder, Michael French 038574319X 9780385743198
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From Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Truck Full of Money, and adapted by Michael French comes this captivating and critically acclaimed young adult adaptation of the nonfiction edition of Kidders Mountains Beyond Mountains, which tells the inspiring story of 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 worlds most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives. From his humble beginnings and atypical childhood to his education at Harvard Medical School and on to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia, Farmer dedicated himself to the philosophy that the only real nation is humanity. He sets an example of a life based on hope and understanding of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountains--as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.

An important story that feels like it breathes a dose of virtuous oxygen right into readers heads.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Accessible and fascinating...Its focus on Farmer the humanitarian provides a much-needed education in empathy.--Booklist

A thoughtful examination of a complex man operating in a complex world.--The Horn Book

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Bank Street College Childrens Book of the Year Selection

A CBC Notable Childrens Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies Selection

Author: Tracy Kidder, Michael French

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Ember

Publication Date: 2014-04-08


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