Trayvon Martin’s Parents Sign Book Deal To Write ‘Rest In Power’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Trayvon Martin’s parents have signed a book deal with publisher Random House’s One World to tell the story of the life and death of their son.

The book, by Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, will be called “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayon Martin,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Florida teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman after he left a convenience store. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder on the basis that it was self-defense. Chris Jackson, editor-in-chief at One World, said the book will cover how his acquittal led to the national movement called Black Lives Matter.(RELATED: Beyonce Brings Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin And Eric Garner’s Mothers On The Red Carpet)

SANFORD, FL - JULY 9: The parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, arrive in the courtroom for the George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, July 9, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

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“It first brings Trayvon back to life as the full, three-dimensional, complex kid he was, through his parents’ eyes,” Jackson said. “And then to the dark and confusing days following his death, which slowly transform into the blossoming of a powerful, historic movement for change and healing that we’re still watching unfold five years later. Everyone who’s been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter.” (RELATED: Al Sharpton: Prince Donated To Trayvon Martin’s Family)

“It’s not just about the mournful story about losing a child, but it’s also how that moment ignited this global movement,” Jackson told the Hollywood Reporter.

The book is scheduled to come out Jan. 31, 2017.

“Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin” — $26 Hardcover/$12.99 Kindle