Ali the Bold Heart

Ali is a magician. Life in Ali’s own country becomes dangerous so he travels to a new land that he thinks will be safer. There, he is locked up in a place surrounded by wire as sharp as tiger’s teeth. Ali entertains others in the camp with his magic. Everyone is amazed. One evening Ali is left alone in the grounds. He looks up at the tiger’s-teeth wire and walls. Can Ali’s magic bring him a better life?

This book is based on the true story of an Iranian refugee, who performed as a magician in his own country.

CBC Notable Book 2007

Click here to download teacher’s note.