Book: Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, Written By His Parents Is Now Available for Preorder

rest-in-powerAmazon introduces Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin:

“Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.”

“Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life. The watchman was briefly detained by the police and released. Trayvon’s father—a truck driver named Tracy—tried to get answers from the police but was shut down and ignored. Trayvon’s mother, a civil servant for the city of Miami, was paralyzed by the news of her son’s death and lost in mourning, unable to leave her room for days. But in a matter of weeks, their son’s name would be spoken by President Obama, honored by professional athletes, and passionately discussed all over traditional and social media. And at the head of a growing nationwide campaign for justice were Trayvon’s parents, who—driven by their intense love for their lost son—discovered their voices, gathered allies, and launched a movement that would change the country.”

“Five years after his tragic death, Travyon Martin’s name is still evoked every day. He has become a symbol of social justice activism, as has his hauntingly familiar image: the photo of a child still in the process of becoming a young man, wearing a hoodie and gazing silently at the camera. But who was Trayvon Martin, before he became, in death, an icon? And how did one black child’s death on a dark, rainy street in a small Florida town become the match that lit a civil rights crusade? “

Rest in Power, told through the compelling alternating narratives of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, answers, for the first time, those questions from the most intimate of sources. It’s the story of the beautiful and complex child they lost, the cruel unresponsiveness of the police and the hostility of the legal system, and the inspiring journey they took from grief and pain to power, and from tragedy and senselessness to meaning.”

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin signed the book deal with publisher Random House’s One World. Chris Jackson, editor-in-chief at One World, said:

“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.”

The 368 page hardcover book sells for $26.00.  The book is available for Kindle for $12.99 and on audio CD for $35.00.  It is available for pre-order through Amazon, and will be available in bookstores on January 31, 2017.


Posted on 12/05/2016, in Black lives matter, Justice For Trayvon and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™ and commented:
    Excellent piece Ms. Xena. Excellent.

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  2. Reblogged this on Let Our Voices Echo and commented:
    This makes me very happy.

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  3. Two sides to a story

    Wonderful! I so admire Trayvon’s parents for their grace and courage.

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Remember Trayvon Martin … #BlackLifesMatter ..

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  5. Like too many others, these poor people have suffered and lost loved ones with no justice found for their deaths. I wish them much success with this book, their good works and their lives. Trayvon belongs to the ages as a symbol of the never ending fight for equal rights and justice.

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