“The Vanishing”: Tracing the Journey From Novel to Film
In a blend of history, fiction, and magical realism, The Vanishing, is a new novel from David Michael Slater. The book traces how one girl, as a result of witnessing a brutal murder, turns invisible to save her best friend from the horror of Nazi Germany.
Slater will be joined in conversation by Jay Lender, writer and storyboard director of SpongeBob SquarePants and Phineas and Ferb, who is adapting the book into a live-action film. Moderated by Susan Dubin, library director and education specialist at the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center in Las Vegas. In addition to the content of the book, the conversation will address David’s process of writing the novel and how Jay plans to make it into a film.
The Vanishing will be available at shop.mjhnyc.org.
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