My family came to the U.S. to find a “better life,” but I have to decide what that looks like for me.
Switch schools! Pick a new career! People we admire tell us why it’s a good idea.
Maybe it’s not so hopeless to be a romantic.
I didn’t want to go to college. I wanted to be my own boss.
About how to answer the question, “What are you doing with your life?”
Someone believes in you as much as you do.
Keeping our eyes open wide.
Being “thick-skinned” doesn’t mean bottling things up.
“Don’t always be going to the party—give the party.”
The possibilities are endless!
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!