Becoming a Woman Through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction

  title={Becoming a Woman Through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction},
  author={C. Jarvis},
  journal={Children's Literature in Education},
  • C. Jarvis
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Children's Literature in Education
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