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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" when a new ISBN is created and this ISBN represents a work (or works) of nonfiction based on a movie or television show.  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

YAN012030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Science & Nature *

YAN012040  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Social Topics *

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

YAN018080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Blended Families

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

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

YAN024080  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Sexuality & Pregnancy *

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

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

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

YAN051270  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Civil & Human Rights *

YAN051030  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Class Differences

YAN051280  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Compulsive Behavior *

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

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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