Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

On October 24, 1929 became known as “Black Tuesday”. The day the stock market crashed causing American to end up in the Great Depression with jobs becoming scarce as people lost them daily. As bad as this sounds, we are brought into the Great Depression through the eyes of a child in the 2008 film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kit Kittredge is your average girl who dreams of becoming a reporter one day. However, her world around her starts to fall apart as her friends move away and her dad loses his car dealership. With her dad leaving to find work in another town, her mom starts to take in boarders as a way to make money. Sadly, things take a wrong turn when her house is robbed taking away the money her mother needs to keep the house. The prime suspects is a young hobo who has been helping around the house. Yet, Kit is not convinced that it is him. Determined to prove his innocence, Kit and her friends learn the thief is one of the boarders. Eventually, the thieves are caught with Kit and her family being allowed to keep their house. In the end, Kit gets published and her dad returns home to her mother on Thanksgiving.

2008 opened America’s eyes to the Great Depression through the eyes of a child. On October 24, 1929 the stock market crashed leading America and parts of the world into dark days with no work and homes being taken. In Kit Kittredge: An American Girl we see how these dark days affected even the young one.s

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