Round Rock Reads!

Hit the Road: The Devil's Highway

The Devil's HighwayIn May 2001, 26 men crossed the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona and only 12 made it out alive.  

Round Rock Reads! has begun!

On May 31, Mayor Nyle Maxwell announced the winning book for Round Rock's first community-wide book club.

The book is entitled The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea. Pick up a copy at the Round Rock Public Library and read it during the month of June and join in the discussion.

We want to hear what you think!

In July, the library will host a panel discussion, a film documentary, and a book club discussion that will tie into the book and its themes.

I read The Devil's Highway in just a few days. The topic of human suffering is always tough. However, the struggle to endure hardship for the potential of a better life can be pretty inspiring.  And, it's an issue that affects everyone.  Whatever "side" you are on in the immigration debate, after reading this book, you can't help but care about these men and their plight.  It's easy to forget sometimes that real people are involved in the news stories we hear on TV.  This book offers a fresh perspective on a hot button issue.

During the next few weeks, I'll write posts about The Devil's Highway and I would love to hear your comments about the book.  Did it inspire you?  Did it make you think differently about the Immigration issue?  How so?



Swampqueen said:

It was difficult to figure out how to leave a comment for the blog, but I made it.

I tried to read this book last year, but it was so realistic, I couldn't handle it at the time.  The current immigration debate and the selection of the book for Round Rock Reads is giving me the motivation to try to read it again.  

# June 22, 2007 3:40 PM
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