People read to escape. People read to learn. People read to gain understanding of a situation from a different perspective. The books chosen in this collection are a form of education and escapism. But they allow people to be seen. From black women who have constantly been imitated yet marginalised in mainstream media to untold stories from the history that we do not learn about, the following books up lift stories from voices that we need to hear more from. Because there is a book out there for everyone, it’s just about finding the right one. The Book Alert.