Every young girl growing up has dreams of their own. Many want to see them happen at that very moment. Kit Kittredge does just that in her American Girl story. When we are introduced to Kit, a young girl growing up during the Great Depression, we discover that she wants to become a reporter. However, there are set backs throughout her childhood that prevent her from doing so. Her dad looses his job, which leads to her parents taking in boarders to live in their house. So, Kit ends up having to take on more duties than she would have to. But, she never gives up on her dream of becoming a reporter. Kit always finds something to write about, she looks around her and finds inspiration right in her own backyard. Kit knows that it is a long way to go before she can become a real reporter, but she starts young and never stops going for her goals.