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Offline Rapunzel

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:31:34 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/business/media/trayvon-martins-parents-are-planning-a-book.html?src=twr&_r=1&

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: December 13, 2013

The parents of Trayvon Martin met with publishers this week to shop a book about their son, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed in Florida in 2012.

According to two publishing executives who participated in meetings, Mr. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, said they intended to write a book that gives the full picture of their son while tracing their own experience of shock and sorrow.

The meetings were described as somber and moving by publishers who were present. Ms. Fulton and Mr. Martin were accompanied by Jan Miller, their Dallas-based literary agent.

One publishing executive said Mr. Martin and Ms. Fulton spoke eloquently on social issues of race and religion, suggesting that faith could be a central element of the book.

They told publishers that they have never fully spoken out about what happened, including their experience at the trial of George Zimmerman, who shot their son. Mr. Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in July.

The book has the potential to attract major media attention, especially on cable television, which exhaustively covered the fatal shooting and subsequent trial.

Ms. Miller did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
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Re: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 07:32:54 PM »
Of course they are.  They're using his corpse as a cash cow.

Guess we know where he got his values from.
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Re: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 08:04:17 PM »
Picture?

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Re: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 08:43:33 PM »
Bill Ayres to ghost write?
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Re: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 09:28:25 PM »
None of his peers can read it, so why bother??

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Re: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning a Book
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 10:32:05 PM »
None of his peers can read it, so why bother??
Just don't write it in cursive.
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