A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (Dear America) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Title : A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (Dear America)
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ISBN : 0439445612
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 219 pages


Fran rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2012

This book. This book. I read it in fifth grade, absolutely adored it, and finally got my mom to order me a copy. I've read it once a year since then....and it's eight years later. From the heroine's courage and compassion to her wonderful, charming hero, this book hits the nail on the head for ki...

Ana rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2011

A Coal Miner's Bride / 0-439-05386-2 Anetka, a young Polish girl, is infuriated when her father, a coal worker in America, sends her a ticket to America that he has bought by promising her in marriage to a fellow coal worker. She arrives in America with her younger brother and a bothersome, yet ve...

ϟEvelynϟ rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2014

I assure you this review will contain spoilers. Here's what I think about the book... Yes, this is my all-time favorite book. I loved it so much the first time I read it that I read it three time until I had to return it to my school's library. I was 11 then. I just thought the characters where s...

Natalie rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2015

Swooned just as hard over Leon now as I did back in the day, and teared up just as much over the hardships these characters face.

Angie rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2015

I stopped at a local used book store and picked this book up in the young adult section. Being from Pennsylvania and growing as a coal miner's daughter I was really excited to read this short book. Written like a journal this was a quick and easy read. After I picked it up I didn't put it down un...

Christy rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2016

I really enjoyed Anetka but often wondered while reading this was America really better than Sadowka, Poland? I felt the diary entries drew me closer to Babcia, Stefania and life in Poland more than America; so at times I found myself distracted.

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2013

A good one - a little more mature in content than your typical Dear America. It was neat to read about one so young though, coping with the new things in life what with marriage and raising children. Anetka has to grow up fast - a strong character! I enjoyed this a lot! :)

Agnė rated it ★★★☆☆

November 25, 2017

3.5 out of 5 Although based on actual historical events, A Coal Miner’s Bride is a fictional diary of Anetka Kaminska, a thirteen-year-old Polish immigrant whose father arranged her to marry a fellow coal miner, a widower twice her age with three small children. Anetka’s life as a housewife and a m...

Maya rated it ★★★★★

April 29, 2012

*Oops, sorry, I put Leo instead of Leon; I didn't realize that* This is the best book I've ever read! Since I'm Polish, I really loved the history behind it, and I understood the words that Anetka was talking about. It is aout Anetka, who has to leave her Polish town with her brother and a former...

Peggy rated it ★★★☆☆

February 15, 2013

This is one of the "Dear America" series, an excellent group of books for intermediate readers. I've appreciated that good historical fiction is availa ble for younger readers. This is a good one in the series, esp. the relationship of Anetka and Leon. My only disagreement with the author is that...

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