For Today I Am a Boy: A novel through the story of a transgender Chinese-Canadian child – Trilby Kent – Special to The Globe and Mail

Title For Today I Am a Boy
Author Kim Fu
Genre fiction
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages 256
Price $19.99

Growing up in small-town Ontario a few decades ago, the only son of first-generation Chinese parents, Peter Huang is six years old when he tells his sisters, “I want to be pretty like you.” All three girls know their brother’s secret, but it is the shrewd Helen who squashes it. “You can be handsome, like Father or Bruce Lee,” she tells him.