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Rest in Power
Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin

The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Spiegel and Grau
February 2017
On Sale: January 31, 2017
352 pages
ISBN: 0812997239
EAN: 9780812997231
Kindle: B01ILZSFCK
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Non-Fiction Biography

Trayvon Martinís 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.

On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon 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. Trayvonís fatheróa truck driver named Tracyótried to get answers from the police but was shut down and ignored. Trayvonís mother, a civil servant for the city of Miami, was paralyzed by the news of her sonís death and lost in mourning, unable to leave her room for days.

But in a matter of weeks, their sonís 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 Trayvonís parents, whoódriven by their intense love for their lost sonódiscovered their voices, gathered allies, and launched a movement that would change the country.

Five years after his tragic death, Travyon Martinís 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 childís 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. Itís 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.

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Good Morning America - January 31, 2017
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