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Trayvon Martin's parents to write book on slain son

Trayvon Martin’s parents signed a book deal to write “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” 

The book will be released on Jan. 31, just a month before the fifth anniversary of the slain teen’s death and just days before what would have been his 22nd birthday on Feb. 5, per the Hollywood Reporter.

Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, have been in the spotlight as activists against gun violence since the death of their son. Trayvon’s killing sparked the Black Lives Matter movement after the shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of second degree murder.

The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the publishing house’s multicultural imprint. 

Editor Christopher Jackson told THR of the book, “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.”

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