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This adaptation of the adult bestseller is so well done that even adults will want to revisit the story about the work of Paul Farmer in Haiti and elsewhere. Tracy Kidder’s introduction to this younger version is pitch perfect, and the book settles on the essential story, only leaving out bits of some background info. Amazingly well done!
Carol— From Mountains Beyond Mountains YA Edition
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.
TRACY KIDDER graduated from Harvard University and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.
MICHAEL FRENCH has published twenty books, including fiction for adults and young adults, biographies, and art criticism. He has adapted many acclaimed adult works for young people. Michael French divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"An important story that feels like it breathes a dose of virtuous oxygen right into readers' heads."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Accessible and fascinating. It's 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