Freda Crane

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.

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Retold by Sarah Conover and Freda Crane. From Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents (Boston: Skinner House, 2010). Kan ya ma kan: there was and there was not a time when Joha and his son set out for the market with their donkey walking along behind...

Story | By Sarah Conover, Freda Crane | November 7, 2014 | For Children, Grade 6, Middle School | From Amazing Grace

A Muslim folk tale from Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents collected and adapted by Sarah Conover and Freda Crane (Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2004); originally from Mythology and Folklore. Begin by saying, "Today we will hear a...

Story | By Sarah Conover, Freda Crane | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Love Surrounds Us

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