Banned Books Week
2015, which runs Sunday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Oct. 3, marks "the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read."
According to the American Library Association
, more than 11,000 different titles have been challenged by officials at schools, libraries or bookstores since 1982, when National Banned Books Week was founded.
To bring attention to this form of censorship, the ACLU of Idaho
is holding a mobile book sale of challenged titles. On Saturday and Sunday, the sale will be managed by bicycle-riding volunteers in the Hyde Park neighborhood, at the Roosevelt Market and at various other locations in downtown Boise. The ACLU of Idaho says
volunteers will be out 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
will also "celebrate banned books" this week, with information about banned books
, discounts on banned titles and more.