I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
For a year, my mother was also my high school English teacher.
Nine good things about growing up in New York City.
About speaking up in class.
The premiere of a bouncy new video and a chat about how Toronto’s “like, the place to be!”
Tips for those who are dreading going back, kinda excited about it, or somewhere in between.
Savoring every last second of summer.
School districts, honors classes, and other life-defining bureaucracy.
Tips for making solo visits to the cafeteria less lonesome.
A comic about being ready—excited, even—for senior year to start.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!