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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 & Social Media

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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