Thema Subject Categories 1.4

Previous versions of Thema are still available 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0.

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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
YX Children’s / Teenage: Personal and social topics
Use all YX* codes for: alone or with other Y* codes indicating type of book. Use with: appropriate YF* code for fiction dealing with these topics or issues
YXA Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Body and health
Use for: popular health approaches to the human body or specific parts of the body. Use with: YXL* codes for mental health topics linked to the body, such as body image
YXAB Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Fitness, exercise and healthy eating
Class here: personal health, taking care of teeth, looking after your body, being active, food and health, nutrition, veganism, vegetarianism
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YXAX Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Sex education and the facts of life
Use for: works that discuss or explain aspects of sex and sexuality advice including, but not limited to, puberty and changes to the body, consent, sexual relationships, physical intimacy, sexual health

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