Girl on Fire (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780063029569
ISBN: 9780063029569
Editorial: HarperAlley
Autor: Keys, Alicia
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 224
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: From New York Times bestselling author and 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Alicia Keys comes a new authentic and poignant coming-of-age young adult graphic novel, about finding the strength within when your whole world changes in an instant.Lolo Wright always thought she was just a regular fourteen-year-old dealing with regular family drama: her brother, James, is struggling with his studies; her dad’s business constantly teeters on the edge of trouble; and her mother . . . she left long ago. But then Lolo’s world explodes when a cop pulls a gun on James in a dangerous case of mistaken identities. Staring down the barrel, with no one else to help, Lolo discovers powers she never knew she had. Using only her mind, she literally throws the cop out of the way.Problem is that secrets like Lolo’s don’t stay a secret for long. Skin, a dangerous dealer with designs on taking over the neighborhood, hears of Lolo’s telekinetic abilities and decides that he needs her in his crew. Skin might not have Lolo’s powers, but he’s got nothing to lose and is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. And what he wants is Lolo.Lolo’s not willing to let Skin use her to hurt the people—and neighborhood—that she loves. But it’s going to take a whole different kind of bravery to stand-up for what’s right, especially after Lolo’s mom returns suddenly and turns Lolo’s whole world upside-down. For too long, it’s true, Lolo’s had her head in the clouds, but this time, it’s on her . . . and she’s not backing down.Girl on Fire is a young adult graphic novel about a girl who’s a flame. It’s the first-ever graphic novel from beloved GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, co-written by Andrew Weiner and illustrated by Brittney Williams.From School Library JournalGr 8 Up—In singer Keys's debut graphic novel, super smart Lolo Wright lives in the Monroe Housing Projects in Brooklyn with her older brother James, their dad Billy, and their maternal grandmother. A series of strange headaches and visions precedes the emergence of superpowers: when James is attacked by police in a case of mistaken identity, Lolo, who is Black, leaps to his defense. Her powers are connected in some way to Michael "Runt" Warner, a short, muscular Black boy who goes to work for white drug dealer Skin. Skin has seen Lolo's powers on a cell phone video and wants her to work for him, too, but Lolo and her dad refuse his "protection"; as Lolo's best friend Nia says, "What's the point of having powers if you don't use them for a good cause?" Lolo does the right thing even when it's hard, and she knows that her true superpower is her voice. Skin, his associates, and their variety of weapons are ominous and frightening; in violent fight scenes, panels are often split on the diagonal to enhance the feeling of danger. But there are heartfelt and funny scenes, too, and one beautiful page shows the Monroe Houses from below, with a different scene in each lighted window and Lolo on the roof above it all, trying to figure it out. VERDICT The origin of Lolo's powers may be a little fuzzy, but #BlackGirlMagic meets Miles Morales makes this is a recommended choice for all teen graphic novel collections.—Jenny ArchReview"An action-packed tale for those thirsty for more superhero stories." — Kirkus ReviewsAbout the AuthorAlicia Keys is a fifteen-time Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter, and producer; an accomplished actress; a New York Times bestselling author; an entrepreneur; and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Songs in A Minor, Keys has sold over 65 million records and has become not only a musical icon but also lauded for her humanitarian work and activism. Keys currently resides in the New York City area with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and their children.Brittney Williams is Los Angeles-based creative originally f
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