Parents of Trayvon Martin Land Book Deal

By Maryann Yin 

Trayvon Martin Protest 200 (GalleyCat)Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, have signed a deal with the Penguin Random House imprint, One World. Martin and Fulton intend to collaborate on a book entitled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

Christopher Jackson, the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, shared this statement with The Hollywood Reporter: “It first brings Trayvon back to life as the full, three-dimensional, complex kid he was, through his parents’ eyes 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.”

Trayvon’s passing spurred an activist movement called “Black Lives Matter.” Fulton recently appeared with the “Mothers of the Movement” group and spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The publication date for the book has been scheduled for January 31, 2017.