Home for the holidays, and resisting control.
Five teenagers talk about encountering bigotry at home.
Advice on ways to reach out and offer support.
Photos that are records of recent brightness.
Communicating with the past through poetry.
Advice on getting a shy guy to open up to Mom and Dad.
Saying goodbye to summer.
Adulthood was never meant to be simple for me.
Bedrooms feel like a refuge and a trap.
You could say fate brought us together. But it was actually our parents.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!