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Barry Louis Polisar

Barry Louis Polisar


The Baltimore Sun has called Barry Louis Polisar “A one-man symphony of comic anarchy.” A good example of his raucous and rebellious humor is The Alfabet Song.

On Barry’s website, is the story of how he got rich and famous practically overnight!

In 2007, the director of the film Juno was searching iTunes for another song when he typed in the wrong title and discovered Barry’s 30-year old song, All I Want is You. He used Barry’s original 1977 recording in the opening credits of the film. The music soundtrack sold over a million copies worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 2008. Barry almost didn’t record his song in 1977, but decided to include it on his second album.

Awards & Accomplishments

Barry has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and he presents concerts and author visits in schools from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska. Barry’s books and poems for children have been translated into many other languages.

Barry performs his songs on two different Grammy Award-winning albums and he has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader. A regular musical performer on The Learning Channel, Barry also starred in a television show for children that won two different Emmy awards. He is a five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.”

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