About Laura Giunta

Laura Giunta Laura Giunta is a children’s librarian at Garden City Public Library. She is the Chair of the Nassau County Library Association’s Pop Culture Committee, which she helped found in June 2014; the committee is currently helping to organize the first annual Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference, scheduled to be held at St. John’s University in April 2015. An avid fan of gaming, comics, and anime, she organized and moderated the panel “Beyond Harry Potter and Percy Jackson: Great Middle Grade and Tween Fantasy Books” at New York Comic Con 2013 and served as a speaker on the panel “Why Should I Let My Child Read Comics?” at New York Comic Con 2014. She is also the Recording Secretary for the Nassau County Library Association, a member of the New York Library Association’s Pop Culture Round Table, and a book reviewer for School Library Journal. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and from St. John’s University with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She has been working at Garden City Public Library for the last five years.

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Star Wars #1 Review

February 13th, 2015 | by Laura Giunta

In the launch issue of Marvel’s all-new Star Wars comic book line, the first arc aptly titled “Star Wars: Skywalker

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