The multimedia version of City Blossoms – a book of poems by high-school students from a diverse set of neighborhoods in Washington D.C.
City Blossoms is sponsored by 826DC (www.826dc.org) - a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write..
This is the full text of City Blossoms, along with videos of the poets reading their work, slide-shows of 826 programs and several short films. It also includes:
* Integrated twitter feed creates a reading group inside the app – engage the community of readers from inside the book itself.
* Note-taking functionality lets you highlight important passages, take notes, and even email or tweet the selected text.
* Multi-media can be turned off at any time, creating a completely non-intrusive reading experience.
* AirPlay support for videos lets you stream audio directly to your speakers.
* Navigation is straight-forward and intuitive – effortlessly browse through dozens of topics.
•Over 95% of the media is embedded inside the app – you don't need an active internet connection to experience the full effect.