9 Books And Memoirs From Famous Black Women We Can’t Wait To Read

December 29, 2016  |  
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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin-Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

While a large part of me resents the fact that Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina and Tracy, even have to memorialize their son in this way, I still recognize the importance of their telling his story in this way, with the written word, without the media’s spin on their words.

Five years after his tragic death, Trayvon 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.

This title will be available on January 31, 2017. You can pre-order it here.

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