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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
Magical thinking all around us

Magical thinking all around us

Beware of big dreamers who don’t sweat the details

Not every hardship is a disaster

Janie B. Cheaney | A TIME FOR VIGILANCE: Children need their parents not only to guard against objectionable books but to promote good ones. The titles in the following pages are books to consider

Janie B. Cheaney | BECOMING A GENTLEMAN: How tragedy can produce an honorable young man


Janie B. Cheaney | AGAINST THE ODDS: How God planned the steps of a girl with deformed feet

Janie B. Cheaney | Painful memories, but also hope and faith, inform the work of poet Nikki Grimes

Janie B. Cheaney | Four outstanding novels for teens

Polyamory makes deviance the norm

Nonbelievers have realized they must reckon with original sin

Anti-Western philosophy and history will now be part of arithmetic lessons