Audience:Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 8 - 12, US school grade range 3 - 7
Dimensions:8.31in x 5.88 x 1.18 in | 1.62 lb
Page Count:336 pages
HIT CATEGORY: Girl driven middle grade graphic novels are HUGE and the market is nowhere near saturated. Perfect next read for fans of Roller Girl, Awkward, Be Prepared, Smile and Click!
DIVERSITY WINS THE DAY: Just Roll With It’s co-author and illustrator, Veronica Agarwal, is biracial and has OCD. Maggie’s experiences in this book are inspired by her own. With parents, teachers, librarians, and kids looking for diverse voices in books, we know this story will resonate.
ROLL THE DICE: Role playing games have had a huge resurgence in pop culture and in Just Roll With It, Maggie and her family play a game called The Chosen which helps set up stroy telling tropes the kids will recognize from their favorite role playing games.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUBJECT: Books about mental health (anxiety, Real Friends; mental health, Guts) have become more and more popular—and help kids as they deal with these subjects in their every-day lives. Just Roll With It’s take on OCD and anxiety makes this the perfect fit for kids struggling in their own lives.
S&L OPPORTUNITY: We hear from teachers and librarians that they can’t keep graphic novels on their shelves! This is a perfect graphic novel for middle school kids looking for a fun read, on top of this book’s potential in the trade market.
“An accessible, compassionate story of growth and learning.” –Kirkus