Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
Use with: (all Y* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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YX Children’s / Teenage: Personal & social topics
Use for: (all YX* codes) alone or with other Y* codes indicating type of book. Use with: appropriate YF* code for fiction dealing with these topics or issues
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YXA Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Body & health 1.3
YXB Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: LGBT
Use with: INTEREST Qualifiers 5PSG, 5PSL, 5PT as appropriate
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YXC Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Gender identity
Use for: titles that deal with anything to do with gender for young people, for example what it means to be a girl or boy or questions about identity. Use with: other codes as appropriate to give more information. See also: YNMF Children’s / Teenage general interest: Girls & women, YNMH Children’s / Teenage general interest: Boys & men
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YXD Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Self-awareness & self-esteem
Class here: self-discovery
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YXE Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Emotions, moods & feelings
Class here: understanding fears, happiness, solidarity, sadness, empathy, alienation, frustration, anger, etc
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YXF Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Families & family issues
Class here: parents & step-parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, blended families etc
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YXG Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Death & bereavement 1.3
YXH Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Relationships (non-family)
Use for: relationships within peer or social groups
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YXJ Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Drugs & addiction 1.3
YXK Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Disability & special needs 1.3
YXL Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Physical & mental health conditions
Use for: titles aimed either at young people who are suffering themselves or dealing with someone else suffering from one of these conditions
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YXN Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Racism & multiculturalism 1.3
YXP Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Diversity / inclusivity
Use for: books that deal with these topics and stories with a particularly diverse cast of characters, or which illustrate inclusivity within the context of the story without necessarily being the subject of the story. Use with: YF* codes for stories and values from 5P* INTEREST Qualifiers if appropriate
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YXQ Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Bullying, violence, abuse & peer pressure 1.3
YXR Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Personal safety
Class here: dealing with strangers, road safety, safety in the home etc
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YXS Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Runaways
Class here: homelessness
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YXT Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: Truancy & school problems 1.3
YXV Teenage personal & social topics: Advice on careers & further education, leaving school
Use for: titles about work, jobs, careers, professions aimed at a young audience but not educational. See also: YPJV2 Educational: Business administration & office skills, YPWC9 Educational: Work experience / Careers
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YXW Children’s / Teenage personal & social topics: First experiences & growing up 1.3
YXZ Children’s / Teenage: Social issues

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