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
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
YXH Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Relationships (non-family)
Use for: relationships within peer or social groups
YXHB Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Friends and friendships
Class here: making new friends, friendship groups, issues around relationships with friends.
See also: YFM Children’s / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship
YXHL Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love 1.4
YXHP Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Life skills and choices
Class here: manners, behaviour, dilemmas, consequences, responsibilities, skills for interacting with modern life, other people, following or not following rules, etc
YXHY Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Teenage pregnancy 1.3

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