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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, Ethnic & Regional

 

YAN006030 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

 

YAN006150 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / LGBT *

 

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

 

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

 

YAN013030 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Coding & Programming

 

YAN013010 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Entertainment & Games

 

YAN013020 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Internet

 

YAN013040 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Software

 

YAN014000 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Cooking & Food

 

YAN015000 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies

 

YAN016000 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders

 

YAN051230 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Disabilities & Special Needs

 

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

 

YAN024090 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Mindfulness & Meditation

 

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

 

YAN007000 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Paranormal & Supernatural

 

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

 

YAN058000 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Activism & Volunteering *

 

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, Grief, Bereavement

 

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

 

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

 

YAN055060 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Robotics *

 

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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