Sarah Conover

Sarah Conover has written six books on world wisdom traditions and the spiritual education of families. Her interests lie in building bridges of understanding between people of differing world cultures and wisdom traditions. As a former high-school teacher, she strived to bring multicultural perspectives to her students by collaborating with other educators worldwide. She was the recipient of two U.S. State Department grants that brought U.S. teachers to the Middle East to initiate classroom collaborations between students in the two regions. Sarah lives in Spokane, Washington, where she teaches creative writing and Buddhist meditation.

From Sarah Conover

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An old activist friend of mine, Fran Peavey, used to travel the world’s benches in the 1970s and 80s with a simple sign that read, "American Willing to Listen." We’d be looking at a different political landscape now if only more of us had. Flying home from a recent trip, I couldn’t reach any...

By Sarah Conover | June 27, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), America, Immigration Reform, Refugees

"Many of the tales from Ayat Jamilah will make excellent read-alouds, and the adapters have done a magnificent job of collecting stories from throughout the Islamic world, from China to Africa to the Middle East." — John Green, The American Library Association.

Book | By Sarah Conover, Valerie Wahl | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Islam

This collection of essays from Barbara Kingsolver, Barry Lopez, Scott Russell Sanders and others reflects on how parenting challenges, enriches, and magnifies our spiritual lives.

Book | By Sarah Conover, Tracy Springberry | For Children | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Children, Living Our Faith, Parents, Spirituality, Parenting

Sarah Conover and Abhi Janamanchi have created a captivating collection full of the sights and sounds of India, with stories selected from Hindu epics and folk tales. Additional resources provide information on Hinduism.

Book | By Sarah Conover, Abhi Janamanchi, Shanthi Chandrasekar | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Interfaith

Collection of Traditional Buddhist Tales...

Book | By Sarah Conover, Valerie Wahl | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Buddhism

From Sarah Conover comes Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer. This biography of the Prophet of Islam for ages 9 and up will inspire and educate readers of all faiths.

Book | By Sarah Conover, Eboo Patel, Eboo Patel | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Islam

A collection of traditional stories from one of the world’s oldest civilizations...

Book | By Sarah Conover, Chen Hui, Ji Ruoxiao | For Children | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Children, Family

From Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs (Boston: Skinner House, 2010). Khadija was a wealthy businesswoman who needed to hire someone she could depend on to do her trading and to care for her goods when her caravan reached Syria . After a brief search, she hired Muhammad ibn Adjullah, known throughout...

Story | By Sarah Conover, Valerie Wahl | November 9, 2014 | For Children, Grades 4-5 | From Windows and Mirrors

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
Tagged as: Ethics

From the book Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents. Once upon a time, the Buddha was born as a magnificent ibex. The forest in which he lived was far from civilization and therefore tranquil, inhabited by many creatures both small and large. Along the banks of clear,...

Story | By Sarah Conover | May 17, 2013 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From World of Wonder
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Authority, Buddhism, Empathy, Good, Kindness, Nature, Power, Reconciliation, Shame

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