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Alicia Keys Announces Her First-Ever Graphic Novel, A Story About A 14-Year-Old Black Female Superhero

The ability to translate a piece of art into a new medium is one that Alicia Keys has recently executed with her latest project — marking five years in the making. Inspired by her fifth studio album and hit single, “Girl on Fire,” the singer has released her first-ever young adult graphic novel, which she shared in an Instagram post. According to Rated R&B, the new novel follows the story of 14-year-old Lolo Wright, a young Brooklyn girl who discovers she has superpowers. Co-written by Andrew Weiner and illustrated by Brittney Williams, “Girl on Fire” embodies the song’s lyrics. For instance — “She got her head in the clouds, And she’s not backing down.” “When I wrote ‘Girl On Fire,’ I knew I was writing it for that girl in the way back row who needed someone to tell her there’s nothing you can’t do, that nothing is impossible,” Keys shared in a past statement, according to Rated R&B. “When Andrew and I came up...

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 2, 2022