Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
Use with: (all Y* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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YF Children’s / Teenage fiction & true stories
Use with: (all YF* codes) ALWAYS with appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier, and 5X where appropriate, to indicate explicit material for older readers; YF* codes may be used with PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant; use with & before relevant YN* codes for fiction with specific themes or topics not sufficiently indicate in YF*; use with YDC for fiction anthologies; use with & before appropriate YX* code for fiction dealing with specific social or personal issues; use X* codes for comic book fiction. See also: XADC European comic books: general, classic, all ages, XAKC American comic books: classic, Golden Age, XAMC Manga: Kodomo, XAMF Manga: Shōjo, XAMG Manga: Shōnen
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YFA Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction
Use for: children’s & teenage novels published at least 50 years ago or widely regarded as ‘classic’
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YFB Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction
Use for: all contemporary non-genre fiction for children & teenagers
YFC Children’s / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories 1.1
YFD Children’s / Teenage fiction: Horror & ghost stories, chillers
See also: YNXW Children’s / Teenage general interest: Witches, wizards & magicians
YFE Children’s / Teenage fiction: Speculative, dystopian & utopian fiction
Class here: fiction set in dystopian or utopian societies, alternative history fiction. Use with: YFG or other YF* codes if possible
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YFG Children’s / Teenage fiction: Science fiction
YFH Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy 1.3
YFJ Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories
Class here: myths & legends, folk & fairy tales or fables told in a story form. Use for: modern retellings in story form or collections of these type of traditional stories aimed at children / teenagers
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YFK Children’s / Teenage fiction: Religious fiction
YFM Children’s / Teenage fiction: Romance, love & relationships stories 1.3
YFN Children’s / Teenage fiction: Family & home stories
Use with: codes from YXF* sequence for fiction specifically designed to address family issues
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YFP Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature & animal stories
Use with: YNN* codes to indicate what type of animal or nature story
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YFQ Children’s / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories
Use with: other YF* code indicating genre if possible
YFR Children’s / Teenage fiction: Sporting stories
YFS Children’s / Teenage fiction: School stories
Use with: values from 5L* to indicate what school level if appropriate
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YFT Children’s / Teenage fiction: Historical fiction
Use for: stories set in the past (usually before the writer’s lifetime), where the time period is a significant or essential part of the story and that portray the spirit, manners, and social conditions of that time with realistic detail. Use with: other F* codes as appropriate. Use with: PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate
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YFU Children’s / Teenage fiction: Short stories
Use with: other YF* code indicating genre if possible
YFV Children’s / Teenage fiction: Stories in verse
Use with: other YF* code indicating genre if possible. See also: YDP Children’s / Teenage: Poetry
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YFX Children’s / Teenage fiction: Biographical fiction
Use for: highly fictionalised biographies or autobiographies of real people
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YFY Children’s / Teenage: True stories told as fiction
Class here: true stories, eg of survival, discovery, conflict etc, told in strong narrative from, as if fiction
YFZ Children’s / Teenage fiction: Special features & related items 1.3

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