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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 Books 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
The hoarding instinct

The hoarding instinct

When does preparedness turn into something sinful?

How much is the president willing to pay to change the meaning of a word?

Book publishers are playing a dangerous game

A closer look at California’s ethnic studies curriculum


Lessons learned from a master memoirist

Liberal Christians punish harshly what they consider apostasy

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