Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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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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YF Children’s / Teenage fiction and true stories
Use all YF* codes with: one 5A* INTEREST AGE Qualifier; with PLACE 1*, TIME PERIOD 3* or INTEREST 5* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant; with appropriate non-fiction categories YN* or YX* to indicate key settings or topics of the narrative, but NOTE for ALL children’s and teenage fiction the primary category MUST be an YF* code; with 5H*, 5J*, 5L* or 5P* qualifiers when these represent a significant topic or part of the appeal of the narrative; with 5X, where appropriate, to indicate material that may have themes or topics only be suitable for older or mature teenagers; with YB* to indicate the genre of a picture or chapter book; with YDC for fiction anthologies; YFZ* codes may be used to indicate special features of a fiction title.
Prefer: X* codes for fiction told in comic book or manga form.
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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YFM Children’s / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship
Use for: stories that deal with all kinds of relationships with others. Use with: YX* to give details of kinds of relationships as appropriate, for example, YXHB for stories about friendships, or YXHL for romance or love stories or YXH for stories about relationships in peer groups.
See also: YXHB Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Friends and friendships
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