The Devil's Highway cover

Whitman’s tradition of providing a summer reading for new students continues this year with The Devil’s Highway: A True Story recommended by Don Snow, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities and General Studies. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005,The Devil’s Highway, describes the journey of 26 men who attempted to cross the US/Mexico border in May 2001 – only 12 made it alive. The book touches on many issues surrounding border control and immigration while telling the human story of a journey that is made countless times every year through the desert southwest. We invite you to join the new students in reading this timely book and to participate in the activities associated with the Summer 2007 Read Walla Walla program.