PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Perhaps best known for his role in the hit Broadway show “Hamilton”, Philly’s own Leslie Odom Jr. came back home Wednesday to share his personal story with some local students.

Odom Jr. visited the free library in Center City to chat about his new book, “Failing Up: How To Rise Above, Do Better, And Never Stop Learning.”

The Tony Award winner talked to the students about perseverance.

The event is part of a free library program that connects students with authors to promote a love of reading.