Trayvon Martin’s parents have signed a book deal with an expected January release date. “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin” will be published by Random House’s One World.
“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,” editor Christopher Jackson said. “Everyone who’s been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter.”
Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and was acquitted of manslaughter in 2013. Zimmerman claimed he killed Martin on Feb. 26, 2012 in self-defense because the teenager slammed his head repeatedly against the sidewalk after Zimmerman pursued him for looking suspicious.