Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational
Use all Y* codes for: material aimed at, or purposefully written or created for a juvenile or adolescent audience (except for graphic novels, comic books, manga in X*). DO NOT USE: code ‘Y’ itself, but select specific categories from section Y*. Use all Y* codes with: only one INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifier to indicate a guideline starting interest age (detailed age ranges should be included in other metadata) – or for YP* use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers. All other qualifiers can be used as appropriate with Y* codes. DO NOT USE for: material intended primarily for adults that may also appeal to older teenagers. For ‘new adult’ content see note at 5LKE
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YD Children’s / Teenage poetry, anthologies, annuals
Use all YD* codes with: INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifiers as appropriate
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YDA Children’s / Teenage: Annuals
Class here: all annuals aimed at children or teenagers. Use for: material published every year, usually dated and thematic. Use with: second code indicating type or subject area where possible
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YDC Children’s / Teenage: Anthologies
Use with: other code denoting literary form where appropriate, e.g. with a YF* code for fiction anthologies, with YDP for poetry anthologies. Use alone for anthologies of various literary forms
YDP Children’s / Teenage: Poetry
See also: YBLB Early years: verse, rhymes and wordplay, YFV Children’s / Teenage fiction: Stories in verse

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