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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
Inside the outbreak: Creative disruption

Inside the outbreak: Creative disruption

God has purposes—millions of them—in the current pandemic

Proposed executive order challenges soul-crushing architectural fads

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