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.

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

Kit Uses Her Head

Kit's Winning Ways

Really Truly Ruthie

Menace at Mammoth Cave

Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit


  1. Really Truly Ruthie, pg. 42: "Heavenly day!" said a bustling woman Ruthie knew at once must be Aunt Millie. "Charles Jackson Kittredge, is that you?"
  2. Charlie is mentioned to be sixteen years during the events of Meet Kit.
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