Trayvon Martin’s parents will release a book about their son in January, just a month before the five-year anniversary of his death.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have reportedly been working on the book for several years; in 2013, they met with several publishers to discuss the idea. The book ended up at Random House’s multicultural One World imprint, which is being rebooted by editor Chris Jackson (known for editing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat and other touchstone books about race in America).
Jackson describes this book as bringing 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,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone who’s been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter.”
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin will debut Jan. 31, 2017.