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God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery(NYU Press, paperback, $20)By Edward Orozco FloresIn God’s Gangs, Flores argues that gang activity can be lessened if gang members work to redefine what it is to be a man. He reasons that the best way to do that is to be involved in a faith-based organization—something like L.A.'s Homeboy Industries.Out: December 11
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years (St. Martin’s Griffin, paperback, $14)By Keith BadmanSpeculation has always run rampant about Marilyn Monroe’s mysterious life and even more mysterious death. In this insightful biography, Badman looks at the last two years of the starlet's life, working to uncover facts that will truly illuminate who the iconic actress was and what ultimately caused her demise.Out: December 10
Innocence: A Novel(Bantam, hardcover, $17)By Dean KoontzIn Koontz’s most recent novel, two people whose lives have been marred by tragedy forge a deep connection that they will desperately need in order to overcome their circumstances. Out: December 10
What Does the Fox Say?(Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $11)By Ylvis and Christian Lochstoer, Illustrated by Svein NyhusThis read-aloud picture book is based on the popular YouTube video with more than 200 million views. In it, the lyrics from the video are paired with fun illustrations that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.Out: December 10
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story(Little, Brown, & Company, hardcover, $8)By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Illustrated by Laura ParkJamie Grimm is back and ready to tackle his dreams of being the best stand-up comic around. He’s all set to compete in the semi-finals in Boston when family and friend obligations get in the way. Faced with choosing between the competition and the people he cares about, Jamie has got to figure out what’s most important to him.Out: December 9
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