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Come along with us from Alabama to Wyoming as we celebrate sports across the United States! Find out who’s a HOMEGROWN HERO from your state, check out illustrated maps of SPORTY SITES, and count the championships each state has on its TROPHY SHELF. We’ve got the GREATEST MOMENTS and BIGGEST EVENTS, plus crazy MASCOT FACE-OFFS! Buckle up, because everything you need to know Come along with us from Alabama to Wyoming as we celebrate sports across the United States! Find out who’s a HOMEGROWN HERO from your state, check out illustrated maps of SPORTY SITES, and count the championships each state has on its TROPHY SHELF. We’ve got the GREATEST MOMENTS and BIGGEST EVENTS, plus crazy MASCOT FACE-OFFS! Buckle up, because everything you need to know about sports in all 50 states is right here in this book from Sports Illustrated Kids.


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Come along with us from Alabama to Wyoming as we celebrate sports across the United States! Find out who’s a HOMEGROWN HERO from your state, check out illustrated maps of SPORTY SITES, and count the championships each state has on its TROPHY SHELF. We’ve got the GREATEST MOMENTS and BIGGEST EVENTS, plus crazy MASCOT FACE-OFFS! Buckle up, because everything you need to know Come along with us from Alabama to Wyoming as we celebrate sports across the United States! Find out who’s a HOMEGROWN HERO from your state, check out illustrated maps of SPORTY SITES, and count the championships each state has on its TROPHY SHELF. We’ve got the GREATEST MOMENTS and BIGGEST EVENTS, plus crazy MASCOT FACE-OFFS! Buckle up, because everything you need to know about sports in all 50 states is right here in this book from Sports Illustrated Kids.

36 review for The United States of Sports: An Atlas of Teams, Stats, Stars, and Facts for Every State in America (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    Sports fans should love it. This book goes around all American states and present sports, athletes, mascot, numbers, stats, championship, titles and more. Each state is presented between two pages and maybe 7-8 for the «bigger sport» states. Well done, good pictures... a good coffee table for sports fans!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kath

    What an amazing book! Although being a Brit, I can't vouch for the accuracy of what is contained within the pages, what I can say is that it is a brilliant dipper book for someone like me who loves American sports but who doesn't have the depth of background an American would already have grown up with. If I hadn't already picked my teams to support (Eagles, Penguins, Spurs, Red Sox and Golden Gophers) it would have been invaluable as an aid to do just that. As well as being a geographical goldm What an amazing book! Although being a Brit, I can't vouch for the accuracy of what is contained within the pages, what I can say is that it is a brilliant dipper book for someone like me who loves American sports but who doesn't have the depth of background an American would already have grown up with. If I hadn't already picked my teams to support (Eagles, Penguins, Spurs, Red Sox and Golden Gophers) it would have been invaluable as an aid to do just that. As well as being a geographical goldmine (apart from Boston and Jacksonville, I'm pretty clueless regarding where places are in the US), it also gives tit-bits of information about the main teams in each State including, trophy cabinet, main stars, home grown heroes, rivalries, moments from history and my favourite - the occasional mascot! A veritable wealth of information. It's also very up-to-date as it includes the Eagles recent Superbowl win. I see from the title and all the advertising that this book is primarily targeted for kids. I say not necessarily, I'm sure it would suit adults too as it is quite full of well presented, non patronising, valuable, interesting information. I'm definitely recommending it to all my US sports loving Brit friends. My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    This is a fun book! If you enjoy sports of any kind you will enjoy this book. Kids will like it because the information is in small bites. Adults will enjoy seeing and remembering different sport events. If you live in a sports rich state you will find lots of information. Some states there just isn't as much information. It covers everything. Stars from the state and hometown heros. There's a map showing the different sports venues, whether it is football stadiums or race tracks. There is a coo This is a fun book! If you enjoy sports of any kind you will enjoy this book. Kids will like it because the information is in small bites. Adults will enjoy seeing and remembering different sport events. If you live in a sports rich state you will find lots of information. Some states there just isn't as much information. It covers everything. Stars from the state and hometown heros. There's a map showing the different sports venues, whether it is football stadiums or race tracks. There is a cool schools section listing the major colleges or universities in the state, such as Alabama and Auburn in my home state along with their mascots. This book is very current because it does list Alabama's latest national championship. Adults will enjoy reliving the greatest moments from your state. If you think this book is just major sports such as football, basketball and baseball you would be wrong. There's swimming, skiing, gymnastics and so much more. This is a great reference book, sports history book and so much more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Breanne Gibson

    Thank you Meredith and Sports Illustrated Kids for this free review copy. Atlases are fun for kids to explore, and this book puts a fun twist on an atlas by focusing on sports for each state. This a well researched and well organized sports atlas. It was fun to read the bits of sports history for states and see the facts and athletes included. Kids who enjoy sports or maps will love this book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was loaded with neat facts. It was interesting learning about sports and the states. I think this is great for any kid that loves to know about famous people and events from their state. #netgalley

  6. 4 out of 5

    Paul Franco

    In this book written by those geniuses from Sports Illustrated, The states go in alphabetical order, so the first thing you see is a full-page photo of the Alabama football coach. There’s stuff on stadiums, whether they’re pro franchises or college, rivalries, and so on. “Enemy of the state” was funny. Loaded—or overloaded—info graphics saturate the pages. For most states they give equal billing to all the universities. For California they featured u$c and gave only a tiny blurb to UCLA, Cal, and In this book written by those geniuses from Sports Illustrated, The states go in alphabetical order, so the first thing you see is a full-page photo of the Alabama football coach. There’s stuff on stadiums, whether they’re pro franchises or college, rivalries, and so on. “Enemy of the state” was funny. Loaded—or overloaded—info graphics saturate the pages. For most states they give equal billing to all the universities. For California they featured u$c and gave only a tiny blurb to UCLA, Cal, and Stanford. Even in the index they only mention the Trojans. The authors are dead to me. There’s a full two-page photo of a dog surfing; neither a sport nor a stadium, just sayin’. This is supposedly for kids, but I doubt the creators had them in mind when they made this. Especially when you consider the state of today’s youth and their short attention spans, this is more likely to be boring rather than interesting even to the most ardent sports fan.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    So either the author and/or graphic designer of the section on Michigan is completely biased or is so completely oblivious to the intensity of the rivalry between MSU and UM that it is laughable and they should not be writing for a sports book. This is what my problem is: every thing in Michigan is color coded Sparty green (rather than lion's blue, or red wings' Red, or Tiger's orange) and the author compares Sparty to Al the Octopus in the Mascot Faceoff which isn't a fair comparison. They do d So either the author and/or graphic designer of the section on Michigan is completely biased or is so completely oblivious to the intensity of the rivalry between MSU and UM that it is laughable and they should not be writing for a sports book. This is what my problem is: every thing in Michigan is color coded Sparty green (rather than lion's blue, or red wings' Red, or Tiger's orange) and the author compares Sparty to Al the Octopus in the Mascot Faceoff which isn't a fair comparison. They do discuss the UM vs. MSU football game but this book is going to alienate half of is readers. Disclosure: I only read the pages on Michigan as a I am a resident and more likely to know about that state. Also, as someone who all but ignores sports, even I know picking Sparty green is a BAD IDEA.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tate

    This book was really cool. There are many pages for each state (+ D.C). On those pages you can find a star from that state, fan favorites (players), homegrown heroes, mascot face-offs and the state’s trophy shelf. There’s also a map with many “sporty sites” as well as descriptions of the sites. Also on each page is a few big colleges from the state and descriptions of the colleges. Sports fans will really enjoy this book, as it has so much info about sports.

  9. 5 out of 5

    vaderbird

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