Freda Crane is an educator who has worked on developing Islamic curricula on three continents. She received her MA in Curriculum from the University of California, Berkeley, and her EdD from the University of Cincinnati. She has travelled widely, collecting Muslim literature from as far away as China, and as close as the nearest used bookstore. Dr. Crane has been a Muslim for over thirty years, teaching and developing instruction for Islamic schools in the United States, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Malaysia. She was the children's book editor for American Trust Publications, an Islamic publishing company, for several years, and has long been active in the educational activities of the Islamic Society of North America.