100-Plus Mentor Texts for Documenting Your Life in 2020

By Katherine Schulten

Work by teenagers and adults, in a variety of mediums and genres, that can inspire your own account of this extraordinary year.

Our Mentor Text series spotlights work from The Times that students can learn from and emulate.

In early January 2020, The New York Times began covering a “new virus causing pneumonialike illness.” By April 4, the paper had already published over 4,000 pieces referencing it. And that, of course, was only the beginning.