Books With Melanin

About Books with Melanin (B.W.M)

 Women’s Resource Center, Black Student Cultural Center and UWM Library for “Books with Melanin”, where we read books for leisure from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) authors. We will meet once a month to have meaningful and exciting conversations while building a community.


B.W.M Fall 2021

White Smoke

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

B.W.M Summer 2021

Ties that tether by Jane Igharo

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family. At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada.


Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death’s adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor.