I Am Young is a series of short stories tied together by one central story about two teenagers who meet and fall in love after a Beatles concert in Scotland in 1964. This central story, titled 'Greyfriar's Bobby,' is told through the dual perspective of a girl named Miriam and a boy named George. Meeting so young, Miriam and George's relationship is as emphatic and naive as their love for their favourite band during its rise to fame. I Am Young is ripe with ideas about how relationships evolve - both interpersonal relationships and our relationships with the culture around us.
M. Dean is an illustrator and cartoonist originally from the west coast of Florida and now living in New York City. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and a collector of odd thrift-store junk.