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Sons of Italy® Releases Spring 2006 Book Club Selections

Press Contact: Kylie Cafiero, (202) 547-2900 kcafiero@osia.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 5, 2006 Grab a book, and go out and enjoy the warm spring air with the Sons of Italy® Book Club selections. Take the walk of a lifetime with Francis of Assisi, learn about the historic tradition behind the Sicilian cart or brush up on Italian history and culture.

ALSO WORTH READING…

The Sons of Italy® National Book Club is dedicated to the works of writers who focus on Italian American issues, themes, experiences and Italian culture. OSIA chooses three to four fiction and non-fiction books each quarter for a total of 12 to 16 titles a year.

OSIA encourages its 700+ lodges as well as other Italian American organizations, clubs and individuals to choose one or more of the books each quarter to read and donate copies to their local schools or public libraries.

Most book club selections can be bought on the OSIA Web site (www.osia.org).

Order all your books, magazines, etc. through OSIA and Amazon.com. Just go to www.osia.org, click on "Sons of Italy® Book Club" and choose either a Book Club selection or another book or product. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours.

As a special bonus, Amazon.com will donate a percentage of all sales ordered on our site to OSIA.

OSIA is the largest and oldest national organization in the U.S. for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. It has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast. OSIA works at the community, national and international levels to promote the heritage and culture of an estimated 26 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.