Alicia Keys released her first graphic novel, Girl On Fire—named after her fifth studio album.
The coming-of-age young adult book, which has been in the works for the past five years, follows a young Brooklyn native named Lolo Wright who discovers she has telekinetic powers and does her best to use her newly found power for the greater good. In an Instagram post, Keys explained, “This is definitely a story for us about the superpowers we have inside of us that are yet to be revealed.”
During its first week of release, it already ranked No. 1 on several of Amazon’s bestsellers lists including Fantasy Manga, Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Girls’ & Women’s Issues, Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Prejudice & Racism, and Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Comics.
Girl On Fire is co-written by Andrew Weiner, illustrated by Brittney Williams, and features Keys’ song titles as chapters to describe what happens next.
Check out your first look inside Girl On Fire below, along with Keys discussing her new novel on Good Morning America.