Teenagers in The Times: November 2020

Teenagers in The Times: November 2020

Here is the November edition of Teenagers in The Times, a roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com. We publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month.

For ideas about how to use Teenagers in The Times with your students, please see our lesson plan and special activity sheet, both of which can be used with this or any other edition.




Civics, Politics, Economics and Business

Students Vote and Work the Polls, Despite the Pandemic

Students are fighting for voting access and helping at the polls, despite the difficulties of the pandemic.

What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools

Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

Nice to Meet You, Mom. Now Let’s Go Into Quarantine.

For members of the world’s largest diaspora of adoptees, returning to the country of their birth was a rite of passage — until the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Some found a way to make the trip anyway.

Greta Thunberg Hears Your Excuses. She Is Not Impressed.

“If you fully understand the science, then you know what you as an individual have to do. You know then that you have a responsibility.”

Honestie Hodges, Whose Handcuffing Changed Police Policy, Is Dead at 14

Honestie’s handcuffing by the police in Grand Rapids, Mich., caused a national uproar and led to a new law enforcement policy on dealing with youths. Honestie died of Covid-19.