For Today I Am a Boy provides insights into experiences that may be unfamiliar to many of us. We are introduced to Peter Huang and his three sisters. Peter is the much desired son of a Chinese immigrant family, living in a small town in Ontario. Peter, however, knows from a very early age, that while
his anatomy dictates that he is male, he is certain he is a girl.
Throughout this story, Peter struggles with his gender identity, fighting his ‘other’ self and failing at every turn. We experience Peter’s loneliness, depression, grief, and glimmers of joy when his true self emerges, often when he is alone and behind closed doors.
“This book moved and touched me so deeply because Kim Fu has delicately created an incredibly sweet and sensitive character that drew me in and gave me a glimpse of the intimate narrative of his heart. And I loved his heart (and the author’s, for her use of language that was like beautiful lace).”
~ Guest Reader, Bif Naked