Trayvon Martin Memoir to Hit Shelves in January

By Sameer Rao Sep 29, 2016

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will release a new memoir this January about their son Trayvon, whose 2012 death at the hands of George Zimmerman inspired the Black Lives Matter movment. 

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) announced yesterday (September 28) that "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," is set for release on January 31, 2017. It will be published by One World, Random House’s recently revived "multicultural imprint," whose editor-in-chief Chris Jackson told THR that "everyone who’s been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter." The book’s January release immediately precedes what would have been Martin’s 22nd birthday

"It first brings Trayvon back to life as the full, three-dimensional, complex kid he was, through his parents’ eyes," Jackson said about the book, "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."

Fulton became an activist after her son’s death, uniting with the mothers of other Black men slain by police or vigilantes as the Mothers of the Movement.