A Coal Miner's Bride: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Latimer, Pennsylvania 1896 (Dear America)
A Coal Miner's Bride the Diary of Anetka Kaminska Latimer Pennsylvania 1896 - Dear America Author:Susan Campbell Bartoletti A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.
This one is about a young woman (teenager) in 1896 whose father arranges for her to marry an older man and become the stepmother to his children. It really illustrates the dangerous lives of workers in coal mines as well as how immigrants were treated. This one I think is my favorite Dear America book so far because it is just written so well (I think it's also longer than the others and a bit more adult in terms of needing some maturity when reading it). This one also made me realize how much I enjoy the epilogues to these books that tell what happens to the characters after the young women stop keeping these diaries.