Charles Kittredge is the older brother of Kit Kittredge.
- 1 Personality and Facts
- 2 In the Books
- 2.1 Meet Kit: An American Girl
- 2.2 Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story
- 2.3 Kit's Surprise: A Christmas Story
- 2.4 Happy Birthday, Kit!: A Springtime Story
- 2.5 Kit Saves The Day: A Summer Story
- 2.6 Changes for Kit: A Winter Story
- 2.7 Kit Uses Her Head
- 2.8 Kit's Winning Ways
- 2.9 Really Truly Ruthie
- 2.10 Menace at Mammoth Cave
- 2.11 Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit
- 3 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
- 4 References
Personality and Facts
Charlie is the older brother of Kit and sixteen years old (as it wasn't uncommon to graduate from high school at that age at the time). He is warm, smart, funny, affectionate, supportive, and honest--especially with Kit, as when she is upset at causing conflict in the house and about to complain via one of her newspapers, he talks her out of it by explaining that their father will not appreciate her minor upset after closing the dealership and the many financial issues the family is having.
Charlie had been preparing to go to college, but is unable to because of the financial hardships his family must deal with due to the Depression. He gets a job delivering papers and gives up his personal bedroom to allow for more boarders, moving to the porch to sleep.
During the summer of 1933, he attends one of the work camps organized as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps (or CCC).
Charlie calls Kit "Squirt" and often calls Ruthie Smithens "Goofy Ruthie". He gave Kit the book Robin Hood.
In the Books
Meet Kit: An American Girl
Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story
Kit's Surprise: A Christmas Story
Happy Birthday, Kit!: A Springtime Story
Kit Saves The Day: A Summer Story
Changes for Kit: A Winter Story
Charlie is not cast in the movie; however, like Aunt Millie, he is mentioned in passing by other characters.