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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
Grace and poetry

Grace and poetry

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

The Alpha and the Omega keeps His promises and knows where He is going

Boomers and their grandchildren’s generation square off

We’re missing something crucial with the demise of the family dinner

Today’s greens follow an ancient religion that won’t save the world

When saying goodbye brings tears