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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
|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
|YXC||Children’s / Teenage personal and 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 and women, YNMH Children’s / Teenage general interest: Boys and men
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