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- Kit Kittredge
- Jack Kittredge
- Margaret Kittredge
- Charles Kittredge
- Ruthie Smithens
- Stirling Howard
- Louise Howard
- Uncle Hendrick
- Miss Hart
- Miss Finney
- Stan Smithens
Only in Changes for Kit
- Mr. Hesse (mentioned)
Chapter by Chapter Summary
Chapter One: Something Wonderful
Chapter Two: To Do
Chapter Three: Letters with an "S"
Chapter Four: The Perfect Word
Looking Back: Changes for America
Discusses the end of the Great Depression. Topics include:
- How people coped with the Great Depression.
- The Emergency Banking Act, one of the first official acts President Roosevelt undertook to deal with banks
- The National Recovery Administration, one of the New Deal agencies created by President Roosevelt
- The Civil Works Administration, one of the New Deal agencies that failed
- Other successful New Deal agencies, such as the Works Progress Administration
- Eleanor Roosevelt's role in aiding President Roosevelt due to his polio
- Criticism of the Roosevelt administration, as well as Eleanor Roosevelt
- Slow improvement in people's lives as the Depression went on
- The Dust Bowl's effects on the Midwest
- Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as his persecution of Jews, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, and people whose politics or lifestyles did not match Hitler's vision for Germany
- America's non-interventionism with Germany, choosing instead to manufacture weapons for America's allies fighting directly with Germany following the start of World War II as a way to end the Depression
- America's entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
- The similarities in the way Americans fared during the Depression and World War II
- The return of American stability when World War II ended.