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Janie B. Cheaney

Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

Articles by Janie B. Cheaney
When lived experience becomes the law

When lived experience becomes the law

A college’s fight over racism illuminates the Equality Act

Suffering is real, but it shouldn’t change our identities

Janie B. Cheaney | 2020 made it even harder to find good reads for young minds. Here are our recommendations, along with resources for the adults helping them

Take perfection when you can get it


Janie B. Cheaney | A new movement aims to marginalize books showcasing the "white lens"

Janie B. Cheaney | Five books showcasing real-life drama

Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s Book of the Year: A fantastical memoir sheds spiritual light with literary might

Janie B. Cheaney | New title releases show the spreading influence of a controversial academic framework

The world tells one narrative, but the Bible tells another

Every marriage is its own story