A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska is a fictional diary written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. It is the eighteenth book in Scholastic's Dear America series. It was published in July 2000.
- "For Elaine, who has hart ducha"
- "Sadowka, Poland
Midnight, after the Rooster's Crow
The words in Tata's letter grip my stomach like a fist. Tata isn't coming home. He wants us to come to America! Tata told me about a coal miner named Mr. Stanley Gawrych who wants a young bride from the old country. So Tata told this Mr. Gawrych that I am young and fit for marriage. I have had good family training and know all I need to take care of a house and a husband. So now Mr. Gawrych has agreed to marry me. Tata promises that we will make a good match. In return, Mr. Gawrych has paid for our passage to America. "Oh, Babcia," I cried. "How could Tata have done such a terrible thing? I don't want to be a coal miner's bride... I don't want to go to America... to marry a man I do not love."
- Main article: List of A Coal Miner's Bride characters
- Main article: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (2001)