Thomas Coram was born 350 years ago and went on to do great things for children, championing their welfare and rights and changing how we treat children in this country and around the world - yet we know very little about him. To set this straight the Coram charity has produced a book and given a free copy to primary schools so that we can all learn about who he was and what he did. We now have a copy and you can find it in the non fiction section 920 (autobiographies).
You might have read Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson. Did you know that her story was inspired by the foundling hospital Thomas Coram created to help homeless children and orphans? Captain Coram is only a short book, but very interesting, so if you see it in the library, have a look!