A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska



➺ [Reading] ➼ A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska By Susan Campbell Bartoletti ➯ – E17streets4all.co.uk Meet Anetka, a year old Polish girl who comes to America as a promised bride to a Pennsylvania coal miner Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse into what life was like in a co Meet Miner's Bride: The Diary PDF/EPUB or Anetka, ayear Miner's Bride: PDF ☆ old Polish girl who comes to America as a promised bride to a Pennsylvania coal miner Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse A Coal PDF/EPUB or into what life was like in a coal mining town during a tumultuous time in our country s past.A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska

Susan Miner's Bride: The Diary PDF/EPUB or Campbell Bartoletti Miner's Bride: PDF ☆ is an American writer of children s literature She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but eventually the family ended up in a small town in A Coal PDF/EPUB or northeastern Pennsylvania Susan started as an English teacher and inspired many students before deciding to pursue writing in earnest She sold her first short story in Three years Coal Miner's Bride: PDF/EPUB ê later in she published her first picture book, Silver at Night She held a rigid routine, awaking early in the morning in order to write before she left to teach In she turned to writing full time Susan has since returned to inspiring future writers She teaches writing classes at a number of MA and MFA programs, among them Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia Additionally she leads workshops offered through the Highlights Foundation.

A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska eBook
  • Hardcover
  • 219 pages
  • A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
  • Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • English
  • 12 February 2019
  • 0439053862

10 thoughts on “A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska

  1. says:

    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 kids, adults, and anyone in between The turmoil of the setting only adds to the magnificance that is this book I d reccommend it to anyone, anyone at all I also credit it as one of the reasons I still p 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 kids, adults, and anyone in between The turmoil of the setting only adds to the magnificance that is this book I d reccommend it to anyone, anyone at all I also credit it as one of the reasons I still prefer romance to any other genre After reading about Anetka and Leon s developing love, I was hooked Anyway, this is one book I plan to keep forever

  2. says:

    A Coal Miner s Bride 0 439 05386 2Anetka, 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 very attractive soldier named Leon, only to find that her prospective husband is a boorish brute with three daughters from a previous marriage Anetka silently accepts her wedding and unhappy marriage, sha A Coal Miner s Bride 0 439 05386 2Anetka, 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 very attractive soldier named Leon, only to find that her prospective husband is a boorish brute with three daughters from a previous marriage Anetka silently accepts her wedding and unhappy marriage, shackled to a husband who does not love her and who does not treat her with tenderness, calling her lazy wife daily when he returns home Secretly, she yearns for a husband who will love her and care for her, or at least for a man whose kisses will stop her heart the way Leon s stolen kiss did, so long ago.As Anetka struggles to create a new life with her husband and his three young daughters, a bleaker bigger picture emerges Conditions in the coal mine are treacherous, and the bosses work their employees to death, cheating them out of their wages and refuses them safe working conditions As the coal miners speakof unionization, the Americans turn violent, seriously injuring and killing many of the immigrants Anetka s spirit must remain strong as she fights to protect her new daughters from the harshness of this strange new world.For parents, there is a significant amount of violence in this novel, including multiple beatings of immigrant workers, and the wholesale slaughter of the strikers when the bosses fire on the unarmed strikers The issue of sexuality is handled delicately, but very young children may wonder what Anetka means when she sorrowfully notes that, in bed at night, her new husband does not kiss me afterward What, exactly, she means by afterward is left to parental discretion to explain.This compellingly written novel is a fast read and brought tears to my eyes It is impossible not to admire Anetka s spirit and determination, and it is easy to forget that she is so very young, when she is so very loving and wise There is much good to be had here, including an accurate and important portrayal of the importance of unions in our country s history Ana Mardoll

  3. says:

    4 solid stars for A Coal Miner s BrideThought and PlotAnetka is a polish girl living in a polish village under Russia s rule when her father sends for her, her brother and her grandma via steamship In exchange for these tickets, he has arranged for Anetka to marry a fellow coal worker named Stanley who is in need of a new wife as his has passed Anetka is furious at being sold like property for tickets to bring everyone over from Poland But when attacked by a Soviet officer, she is rescued by 4 solid stars for A Coal Miner s BrideThought and PlotAnetka is a polish girl living in a polish village under Russia s rule when her father sends for her, her brother and her grandma via steamship In exchange for these tickets, he has arranged for Anetka to marry a fellow coal worker named Stanley who is in need of a new wife as his has passed Anetka is furious at being sold like property for tickets to bring everyone over from Poland But when attacked by a Soviet officer, she is rescued by another soldier who has taken to teasing her, Leon Anetka s grandmother gives her ticket to Leon as thanks for rescuing Anetka and further looking after her on the way to America In America Leon is detained and separated from Anetka and her brother Josef.Upon arriving at the town where her father lives and works as a coal miner Stanley, who Anetka is promised to, turns out to already has three little girls in need of a mother Despite not wanting to be married to a man she does not love Anetka obeys her father and marries Stanley, moving into his house, caring for his children, and doing all the wifely duties Stanley is a bit of a drunk not actively pointed out, but is hinted at and takes to calling Anetka lazy, complaining that her bread is too brown, that she wastes money All she wants is for him to show her a little affection, a nuzzle here, a hug there, a kiss in bed afterward Instead Anetka is left to struggle carving out a new life with her 3 new daughters, one who must be difficult at all times to prove Anetka is not her mother, unhappy with her young married life, with barely enough money to cover everything they need The mine where Stanley works charges him for all the tools he needs to do his job pickaxe, blasting powder, everything , the conditions are horrible and dangerous, and the bosses find ways to cut corners and cheat miners out of their wages Packs of American boys and men make sport of finding and beating immigrants The foreign miners start talk of unionizing against the mine owners for better working conditions and fairer wages Anetka does her best to protect her daughters as things turn ugly as miner workers and the owners clashes with Sheriffs shooting foreign workers for attending strike protests.Leon appears back in Anetka s life, still teasing her as he always does in case you were wondering what happened to him after being held for questioning In Conclusion A compelling and interesting novel about a young girl who is put into an arranged marriage with a coal miner in exchange for passage to America Has great additional information as well as an Epilogue on the characters This book really shows the harsh conditions the miners and the families had to suffer as well as how poorly foreign workers were treated by everyone who was American Age range preteen and up due to violenceContent sexuality is handled delicately and leaves it up to the reader to fill in the blanks so to speak There is a great deal of violence with people being attacked by gangs of Americans that beat them near to death or to death , a home invasion during a party that leads to a brawl, shooting foreigners on picket lines, boys trying to stone woman and children and cats Also talks of burn victims from explosion and briefly describes a dead person

  4. says:

    A Coal Miner s Bride The Diary of Anetka KaminskaSusan Campbell BartolettiHistoricalGrade 6 and up214 pagesDear America books tend to be hit or miss with me I either love them or just don t care for them A Coal Miner s Bride The Diary of Anetka Kaminska was one that I absolutely adored It s a heart wrenching story about a thirteen year old Russian immigrant girl whose family has come to Lattimer, Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines Her father arranges for her to marry a recent widow twi A Coal Miner s Bride The Diary of Anetka KaminskaSusan Campbell BartolettiHistoricalGrade 6 and up214 pagesDear America books tend to be hit or miss with me I either love them or just don t care for them A Coal Miner s Bride The Diary of Anetka Kaminska was one that I absolutely adored It s a heart wrenching story about a thirteen year old Russian immigrant girl whose family has come to Lattimer, Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines Her father arranges for her to marry a recent widow twice her age Anetka does not love this man, who has been left with three young daughters to raise, and to further complicate matters, she has a budding relationship with a young man who accompanied them safely to America Despite her objections to the marriage, her father forces her to go through with it.Anetka must learn to accept her marriage, care for children that are not her own and keep a house a daunting task for a thirteen year old girl Her diary entries vividly depict her struggles and her growth She is continuously faced with challenges that she tackles head on, struggling through them the best she can She is a strong character who does not let the weight of life crush her even at the worst of times.I love the historical aspect of this book as well The picture it depicts of life in 1896 comes alive Details are worked seamlessly into the descriptions While the book offers a wealth of facts, they aren t just added because they re interesting They re relevant to each scene, which makes this book stand out from so many of the Dear America novels.Part of the reason this story resonated so much with me is that my great grandfather emigrated from Poland to work in the Pennsylvania coal mines I ve always wanted to tell a story centered around an immigrant family and life in the coal mines This book does beautifully what I one day hope to do tell a story of the difficult life these immigrants lived If you only read one Dear America book I wholeheartedly recommend that you read this one You will not be disappointed

  5. says:

    A good one a littlemature 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

  6. says:

    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.

  7. says:

    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 so credible They were so likable and interesting I could relate to all of them I mean ALL Anetka She was amazing She could do things that I could NEVER accomplish in my life She was headstrong ju 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 so credible They were so likable and interesting I could relate to all of them I mean ALL Anetka She was amazing She could do things that I could NEVER accomplish in my life She was headstrong just as Leon would say She was so brave too She was focused and determined throughout the whole diary I loved her She seemed so much like me though I am not that focused Leon He was just the perfect guy for me His humor was magnetic I would ve been stuck on him if I were Anetka I love funny guys He was so determined to marry Anetka and get her to love him I loved his determination I loved how he could get along and be social with everyone he came across I love how clever and smart and intelligent he was I loved how well he spoke to people He has a way with words, I should say I just loved him Anetka, I love you It melted my heart Also that first kiss He melts my heart.Stanley Oh, my I love Stanley He reminds me of someone in my life I could picture his face so well Tall, strong, well built, handsome, tough looking Then I see that deep sadness in him I see that the death of his former wife, Sophie really hit him hard and then began his alcoholism That s why I don t blame him for all that anger he shot at Anetka But then there is that caring, innocent man sitting at the table, drunk, lonely and withdrawn from others It broke my heart when Stanley died It truly did Call me crazy for feeling sorry for him but no He wasn t that grumpy man I got angry at Anetka for being mad at him when he was dead I felt like Stanley died feeling remorseful for yelling at Anetka for being a lazy wife I didn t want that at all He possibly could be my favorite character I needed to get that off my chest, seriously.I loved this book It s so painful and depressing but the love and the care between all those people canceled it all out It was truly and amazing, life changing book I could play out the life Leon and Anetka had To know love in your life, you must know love in your heart Anetka Evelyn Actually finished May 20, 2011 for it was the first time I finished that book

  8. says:

    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 until it was read It was a very enjoyable read.

  9. says:

    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 Polandthan America so at times I found myself distracted.

  10. says:

    Honestly, I m 28 years old and I still finding myself really enjoying these books They can really transport you into the time period and setting and I always loved how you get a glimpse into what everyday life may be like for these people I really liked the character of Anetka, and I feel like she was incredibly strong and hardworking, and I loved how despite everything she was determined to be a good wife and mother I also loved that she had a temper and wasn t afraid to speak her mind even Honestly, I m 28 years old and I still finding myself really enjoying these books They can really transport you into the time period and setting and I always loved how you get a glimpse into what everyday life may be like for these people I really liked the character of Anetka, and I feel like she was incredibly strong and hardworking, and I loved how despite everything she was determined to be a good wife and mother I also loved that she had a temper and wasn t afraid to speak her mind even if she did become embarrassed afterwards I also loved the romance, although I admit I wish there was a littleThis book even covered some pretty adult topics there was a lot of violence and death and it even touched on consummating marriage but I feel that it s appropriate for most younger readers

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