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

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.

Use subjects containing the literal "Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island" for works about Indigenous people in Canada.  Turtle Island is a name for Earth or North America, preferred by some Indigenous peoples.  The name is based on a common North American Indigenous creation story and in some cultures is synonymous with "North America."

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / General

YAN058000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Activism & Social Justice

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Architecture

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / General

YAN005010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Cartooning

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Drawing

YAN005030

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Fashion

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / History

YAN005050

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Painting

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Sculpture

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Art / Techniques

YAN006000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

YAN006010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

YAN006150

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / LGBTQ+

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Religious

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Royalty

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Books & Libraries

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Boys & Men

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Business & Economics

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Careers

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

YAN012010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography

YAN012020

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Social Topics

YAN013000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Coding & Programming

YAN013010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Entertainment & Games

YAN013020

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Internet & Social Media

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Computers / Software

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Cooking & Food

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Disabilities

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Diversity & Multicultural *

YAN017000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Drama

YAN018000

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

YAN018010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Adoption

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Alternative Family

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Blended Families

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Multigenerational

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Parents

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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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / French

YAN020030

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / Spanish

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Games & Activities / General

YAN021010

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Questions & Answers

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Gardening

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Girls & Women

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / General

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

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

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

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Maturing

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Mental Health

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Physical Impairments

YAN024070

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Safety

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Africa

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Ancient

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Asia

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Australia & Oceania

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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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Humor

YAN029000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Inspirational & Personal Growth

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / General

YAN030010

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Communication

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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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBTQ+

YAN033000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / Algebra

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Mathematics / Geometry

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Studies

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Tie-In

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / History

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Instruction & Study

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Popular

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Rap & Hip Hop

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Music / Rock

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Neurodiversity

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Paranormal & Supernatural

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Asia

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Indigenous

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island *

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Middle East

YAN038100

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American & Pacific Islander

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Middle Eastern & Arab American

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Dance

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film

YAN039030

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Television & Radio

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Personal Finance

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Philosophy

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Photography

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Poetry

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Public Speaking & Presentation

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Recycling & Green Living

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Reference

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Agnosticism & Atheism

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Biblical Stories & Studies

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Buddhism

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Christianity

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Eastern

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Hinduism

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Islam

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Judaism

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Dating

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Devotional & Prayer

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Family & Relationships

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Inspirational

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / School & Education

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Botany

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Chemistry

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences

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

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

YAN050100

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / History of Science

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Physics

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Archaeology

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Psychology

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology

YAN051000

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Assimilation

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Bullying

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Civil & Human Rights

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Class Differences

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Compulsive Behavior

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Cutting & Self-Harm

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Dating & Sex

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Death, Grief, Bereavement

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Depression & Mental Illness

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

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

YAN051090

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Peer Pressure

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Poverty & Homelessness

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Pregnancy

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Runaways

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Sexual Abuse

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Suicide

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Values & Virtues

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Violence

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Hockey

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics & Paralympics

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Track & Field

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Winter Sports

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Study Aids / General

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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

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Agriculture

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Electricity & Electronics

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Technology / Robotics

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / General

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Aviation

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

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks

YAN057000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Travel

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Volunteering

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