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Alicia Keys to Release 'Girl on Fire' Young Adult Graphic Novel

On March 1, 2022, Alicia Keys' hit 2012 song "Girl on Fire" will be more than just a song. It will be the title of a young adult graphic novel, too - published by HarperCollins.

Co-written by Andrew Weiner and illustrated by Brittany Williams, the book will tell the story of 14-year-old Lolo Wright: a girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers. She uncovers her rare ability after protecting her brother from a cop who pulls a gun on him in a dangerous case of mistaken identities.

In a statement, Alicia added: “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. When Andrew and I came up with the idea of translating the song into a young adult graphic novel, I knew that I wanted it to be about a girl coming to realize the strength she’s always had."

“There’s a little Lolo in all of us we all have the power inside to do what we never even thought we could and I’m so proud and crazy excited to be able to share her story with you. You’re going to fall in love with Lolo.”

This is Alicia Keys' third book, following up her memoir More Myself: A Journey that was published last year. Keys also published the book Tears for Water: Poetry and Lyrics back in 2004.

In other Keys news, the 40-year-old singer recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Songs in A Minor, at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

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Article Image: Alicia Keys on the red carpet at the Conde Nast Fashion Rocks Concert in New York, NY on September 8, 2005. (everett225 via DepositPhotos.)

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