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BISAC Subject Headings List, Young Adult Nonfiction
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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

Works of young adult nonfiction (ages 12-18; grades 7-12) should be assigned subjects in this section only. Collections containing both young adult nonfiction and young adult fiction may also be assigned subjects in the YOUNG ADULT FICTION section.

"Drama" and "Literary Criticism & Collections" subheadings for young adult works are found in this section.

Works of nonfiction intended for children (ages 0-11; preschool-grade 6) should be assigned subjects from the JUVENILE NONFICTION section.

Critical works intended for adults should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION section).  Critical works intended for young adults should be assigned "YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections".

Use "YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Tie-In" It is recommended that when "YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Tie-In" is used, another subject be assigned as the primary subject.

YAN000000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / General *

YAN001000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Activity Books *

YAN002000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers *

YAN003000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / General *

YAN003010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / Animal Welfare *

YAN003020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / Birds *

YAN003030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life *

YAN004000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Architecture *

YAN005000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / General *

YAN005010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Cartooning *

YAN005020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Drawing *

YAN005030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Fashion *

YAN005040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / History *

YAN005050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Painting *

YAN005060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Sculpture *

YAN005070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Techniques *

YAN006000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General *

YAN006010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art *

YAN006020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage *

YAN006030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical *

YAN006040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary *

YAN006050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music *

YAN006060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts *

YAN006070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political *

YAN006080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.) *

YAN006090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Religious *

YAN006100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Royalty *

YAN006110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology *

YAN006120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists *

YAN006130  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation *

YAN006140  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women *

YAN007000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Body, Mind & Spirit *

YAN008000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Books & Libraries *

YAN009000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Boys & Men *

YAN010000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Business & Economics *

YAN011000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Careers *

YAN012000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General *

YAN012010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography *

YAN012020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History *

YAN013000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / General *

YAN013010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Entertainment & Games *

YAN013020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Internet *

YAN013030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Programming *

YAN013040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Software *

YAN014000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Cooking & Food *

YAN015000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies *

YAN016000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders *

YAN017000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Drama *

YAN018000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics) *

YAN018010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Adoption *

YAN018020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Alternative Family *

YAN018030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce *

YAN018040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Multigenerational *

YAN018050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes *

YAN018060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Parents *

YAN018070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Siblings *

YAN018080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Stepfamilies *

YAN019000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Fashion *

YAN020000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General *

YAN020010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language *

YAN020020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / French *

YAN020030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / Spanish *

YAN021000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Games & Activities / General *

YAN021010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Puzzles & Word Games *

YAN021020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Questions & Answers *

YAN022000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Gardening *

YAN023000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Girls & Women *

YAN024000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / General *

YAN024010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Beauty & Grooming *

YAN024020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diet & Nutrition *

YAN024030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries *

YAN024040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Fitness & Exercise *

YAN024050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Maturing *

YAN024060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Physical Impairments *

YAN024070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Safety *

YAN025000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / General *

YAN025010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Africa *

YAN025020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Ancient *

YAN025030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Asia *

YAN025040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Australia & Oceania *     

YAN025050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Canada *

YAN025060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Central & South America *

YAN025070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Europe *

YAN025080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery *

YAN025090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Holocaust *

YAN025100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Medieval *

YAN025110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Mexico *

YAN025120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Middle East *

YAN025130  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars *

YAN025140  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Modern *

YAN025150  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Prehistoric *

YAN025160  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Renaissance *

YAN025170  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / General *

YAN025180  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local *

YAN025190  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods *

YAN025200  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century *

YAN025210  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) *

YAN025220  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century *

YAN025230  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 21st Century *

YAN026000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations *

YAN027000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / House & Home *

YAN028000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Humor *

YAN029000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Inspirational & Personal Growth *

YAN030000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / General *

YAN030010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Communication *

YAN030020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing *

YAN030030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Grammar *

YAN030040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Journal Writing *

YAN030050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Vocabulary & Spelling *

YAN031000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Law & Crime *

YAN032000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBT *

YAN033000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections *

YAN034000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / General *

YAN034010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / Algebra *

YAN034020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / Geometry *

YAN035000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Studies *

YAN036000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Tie-In *

YAN037000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / General *

YAN037010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / History *

YAN037020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Instruction & Study *

YAN037030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Popular *

YAN037040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Rap & Hip Hop *

YAN037050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Rock *

YAN038000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / General *

YAN038010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Aboriginal & Indigenous *

YAN038020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa *

YAN038030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Asia *

YAN038040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania *

YAN038050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada *

YAN038060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America *

YAN038070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe *

YAN038080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico *

YAN038090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East *

YAN038100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General *

YAN038110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American *

YAN038120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American *

YAN038130  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino *

YAN038140  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American *

YAN039000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / General *

YAN039010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Dance *

YAN039020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film *

YAN039030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Television & Radio *

YAN039040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals *

YAN040000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Personal Finance *

YAN041000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Philosophy *

YAN042000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Photography *

YAN043000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Poetry *

YAN044000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Public Speaking & Presentation *

YAN045000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Recycling & Green Living *

YAN046000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Reference *

YAN047000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / General *

YAN047010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Agnosticism & Atheism *

YAN047020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Biblical Stories & Studies *

YAN047030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Buddhism *

YAN047040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Christianity *

YAN047050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Eastern *

YAN047060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Hinduism *

YAN047070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Islam *

YAN047080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Judaism *

YAN048000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / General *

YAN048010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Dating *

YAN048020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Devotional & Prayer *

YAN048030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Family & Relationships *

YAN048040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Inspirational *

YAN049000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / School & Education *

YAN050000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology) *

YAN050010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology *

YAN050020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy *

YAN050030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology *

YAN050040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Botany *

YAN050050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Chemistry *

YAN050060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters *

YAN050070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences *

YAN050080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection *

YAN050090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems *

YAN050100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects *

YAN050110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / History of Science *

YAN050120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Physics *

YAN050130  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology *

YAN051000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family) *

YAN051010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Assimilation *

YAN051020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Bullying *

YAN051030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Class Differences *

YAN051040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Dating & Sex *

YAN051050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Death & Dying *

YAN051060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Depression & Mental Illness *

YAN051070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse *

YAN051080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Eating Disorders & Body Image *

YAN051090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration *

YAN051100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings *

YAN051110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship *

YAN051120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Homelessness & Poverty *

YAN051140  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette *

YAN051150  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Peer Pressure *

YAN051160  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Topics / Sexual Abuse) *

YAN051170  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Pregnancy *

YAN051180  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism *

YAN051190  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Runaways *

YAN051200  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance *

YAN051210  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Mutilation *

YAN051220  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Sexual Abuse *

YAN051230  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs *

YAN051240  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Suicide *

YAN051250  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Values & Virtues *

YAN051260  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Violence *

YAN052000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / General *

YAN052010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Archaeology *

YAN052020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology *

YAN052030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology *

YAN052040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government *

YAN052050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Psychology *

YAN052060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology *

YAN053000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General *

YAN053010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball *

YAN053020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball *

YAN053030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Camping & Outdoor Activities *

YAN053040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports *

YAN053050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football *

YAN053060  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Hockey *

YAN053070  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts *

YAN053080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports *

YAN053090  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics & Paralympics *

YAN053100  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer *

YAN053110  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Track & Field *

YAN053120  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Winter Sports *

YAN054000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Study Aids / General *

YAN054010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Study Aids / Book Notes (see also STUDY AIDS / Book Notes) *

YAN054020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Study Aids / Test Preparation *

YAN055000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / General *

YAN055010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science *

YAN055020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Agriculture *

YAN055030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Electricity & Electronics *

YAN055040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions *

YAN055050  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools *

YAN056000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / General *

YAN056010  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Aviation *

YAN056020  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft *

YAN056030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks *

YAN057000  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Travel *

 

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