Who is James Bruce, you ask. I always meet interesting people on the lecture circuit and one of them is a high school English teacher named James Bruce. I met him when I spoke at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I actually met him the night before my talk when he told me that he couldn’t come to my talk because he had to find a substitute first. I bribed him. That’s right. I told him that if comes to my talk, I would supply his classroom with copies of FUNNY IN FARSI. (Hey, how do you think I fill up those lectures?!?) He came, and yes, he got the books.
James is one of those teachers who tries to ignite the love of literature in his students. He is really, really dedicated and who doesn’t love a dedicated teacher?
He just won the California Arts Council’s first ever Hero Award. How cool is that?
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To all the dedicated teachers out there…you all deserve an award. At least James has his now.