Brown Teacher Reads

A brown literature circle hosted by a South-Asian American high school English teacher.

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Saturday Aug 06, 2022

Time for some teacher-to-teacher talk on our two favorite Sherman Oaks teachers! This episode discusses and analyzes the pedagogical practices and personalities of Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Kulkarni.
What do I agree and disagree with these teachers on as a high school English teacher myself? What are my predictions for Season 3? Catch them al in this episode.

Saturday Jul 23, 2022

Let's celebrate the teachers at Sherman Oaks! In this episode, I discuss the functions of the teachers in the show: plot development and comedy.

Monday Jul 04, 2022

Join me and advocate for 2 causes. 1) Dhul Hijjah Global Activism Drive: Close Guantanamo and 2) the removal of spiritual abuser, Nouman Ali Khan, from a mosque in Texas.

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

Teachers considering including Dava Shastri's Last Day in their curriculum next year--here is my high school English teacher's guide to teaching the novel! It includes a review of the book with cases for and against teaching it as well as 5 free resources you are welcome to use. Listeners, email me your assignments at

BTR Origin Story

Saturday May 28, 2022

Saturday May 28, 2022

In today's episode, you'll hear about my journey toward reading and teaching multicultural texts. I connect the dots from high school, college, grad school, and student teaching experiences and explain how I've ended up with Brown Teacher Reads.

Saturday May 21, 2022

This episode is all about my mini mixtape for Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series. Find out which 5 songs made the cut! High school English teachers: check out the free resources on my website that go alongside the mini mixtape project I created!

Sunday Mar 13, 2022

Have you seen Pixar's new movie, Turning Red? I did! Listen to my thoughts on the film. 

Saturday Mar 05, 2022

In this episode, I read a sample racial identity autobiography essay I wrote. I also discuss what I've been reading lately as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine and other current events.

Sunday Feb 27, 2022

Check out the second podcast episode on Dava Shastri's Last Day! I'm continuing reading this book and in this episode, I dive a bit deeper into the text as the story progresses.

Saturday Feb 19, 2022

Join me as I read Dava Shastri's Last Day. This is the current pick (Feb 2022) for LIlly's Library, Lilly Singh's reading club. I'm discussing Chapters 1-4 in this episode.


Brown Teacher Reads

Hi! I’m a South Asian-American high school English teacher who loves to “read” and talk about diverse texts, especially those related to South Asia/Asians. You can also find my blog at as well as some resources for teachers based on curricula I’ve developed and taught on multicultural/South Asian texts.

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