Veronica Agarwal

Cindy Seip

Veronica Agarwal is a cartoonist and illustrator. Just Roll With It is her debut graphic novel, with writer Lee Durfey-Lavoie. The book follows Maggie, who’s desperately hoping to get through her first year of middle school with a minimum of stress. But between finding the best after-school clubs, trying to make friends, and avoiding the rumored monster on school grounds, she’s having a tough time. So she turns for help from her 20-sided dice. But what happens if Maggie rolls the wrong number? A touching middle-grade tale, Just Roll With It explores the complexity of anxiety, OCD, and learning to trust yourself and the world around you. Gale Galligan, adaptor and illustrator of the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel series, praised it as a “charming, compassionate story that’s sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever stayed up worrying.”