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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
Us against ourselves

Us against ourselves

A brief history of alienation
Mental illness, like physical illness, may afflict Christians in this world
Children’s novels of the year: When the ordinary becomes extraordinary
Children’s nonfiction book of the year: One theologian’s struggle to understand God and defeat Hitler

A wave of activist-themed children’s books has surged in the Trump era
A Q&A with author and illustrator John Hendrix
Our 2019 Children’s Books of the Year stand out from an increasingly troubling crowd
Psychology group offers a confused take on masculinity
Parenting is important, but God made children to grow up to be individual independent selves
The history major is dying of self-inflicted wounds