Charles Kittredge is the older brother of Kit Kittredge.
Personality and Facts
When Charlie is first introduced in Meet Kit, he is sixteen years old (as it wasn't uncommon to graduate from high school at that age at the time). He 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. Instead he gets a job delivering papers. He also gives up his room to allow for more boarders, and moves 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 is described as affectionate and supportive. Charlie calls Kit "Squirt" and Ruthie "Goofy Ruthie". He gave Kit the book Robin Hood.