Different Seasons

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Artist: Stephen King

Year: 2012

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: Rocklin, CA

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Violence, Youth

Medium: Public Art

Confronting Bodies: Parent

Description of Artwork: "Different Seasons" is a collection of novellas by Stephen King. The works depart from King's signature horror style, and include texts that were later turned into the movies "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me".

The Incident: Parents, upset by the "dark themes" present in the works, asked that the school library ban King's collection.

Results of Incident: NCAC sent a letter to the Rocklin school library, and the book ban was overturned.

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