Sports Illustrated (magazine)

sports illustratedSports illustrated: Magazine. (1954). Los Angeles, CA, etc: Time, Inc..

Plot Summary:

Sports Illustrated includes interviews with celebrity sport figures including athletes, coaches, and analysts. It also includes statistics and summaries of the current sports seasons.

Critical Evaluation:

Sports Illustrated focuses, primarily on American sports and athletes. It provides weekly coverage about the current sports seasons. Major sports such as football, baseball, and hockey are covered.

The magazine is visually appealing as it is filled with full page actions shots and candid pictures. The magazine is supplemented by the Sports Illustrated website  which includes multimedia segments.

Reader’s Annotation:

Sports Illustrated is a weekly sports magazine for the fan to stay in touch with his favorite sport.

Information About the Author:

According to the Time, Inc website, Time is one of the largest magazine publishers in the United States. They publish a large variety of lifestyle magazines including People, Cooking Light, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, and Time.


  • Realistic
  • Sports
  • Current events

Curriculum Ties:

  • Current events
  • Media studies
  • Expository writing

Booktalking Ideas:

  • Can be included in any booktalk involving sports and sports related materials.

Reading Level/Interest Age:

  • Ages 12 and up

Challenge Issues:

  • Swimsuit issue treatment of women as sex objects

Why did you include this resource in the titles you selected?:

  • Very popular magazine with adolescent boys who enjoy sports.
  • According to Time website, the The Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Launch Week 2012 won a 2013 FAME Award for Best Special Event
  • Webber (2009), in a School Library Journal article indicates that “if you only have space for one sports magazine, this should be it”.

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