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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
Identity vs. personhood

Identity vs. personhood

Leaning into the factors God bestows on us

Several good children’s books get swept up in the furor over critical race theory

Recognizing faults and contributions

The farther policy gets from the individual child, the less effective it will be


Chasing followers is no substitute for exercising dominion

Children who don’t learn to value their country will grow up in apathy

You’ll find wisdom in the soil

It’s not the passive virtue most people think it is

Strings attached to funding can tie educators’ hands

Western skepticism will never overcome Islamic fanaticism