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
YN Children’s / Teenage: General interest
Use for: all general interest material not covered elsewhere and not designed specifically for school use. Use all YN* codes for: non-fiction works. Use all YN* codes with: INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifiers, with relevant YF* code for fiction on specific topics, as appropriate
YNX Children’s / Teenage general interest: Mysteries and the unexplained 1.1
YNXB Children’s / Teenage general interest: Supernatural and mythological creatures
Class here: monsters and legendary beings. Use all YNXB* codes with: YF* codes for stories about any of these creatures
YNXF Children’s / Teenage general interest: UFOs and extraterrestrial beings
Class here: aliens
YNXW Children’s / Teenage general interest: Witches, wizards and magicians
See also: YFD Children’s / Teenage fiction: Horror and ghost stories, chillers

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