Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 - Valerie Tripp
Not a bad book really - introduces children to the concepts of the Great Depression and economic hardships in a fairly painless way. I mean it's no Grapes of Wrath, but everyone has to start somewhere.

What I like about this book is that Kit isn't perfect. She resents the changes in her life and is even a tad selfish about it at times. I also like that the chapters are short and few - meaning that we can fly through these in less than a week hopefully completing the series very soon.

What I don't love are the rather static, uncomplicated characterizations - particularly mom and dad. But overall, for such a commercial series I'm fairly impressed and we will be continuing with the series.