The seventh decade of the 20 century, the 1960’s finds the author trying to acclimate himself, as one of the first African-American students to be bused to an all White school. During an era of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of great leaders and the Civil Rights Movement, the youngster survives and finds his niche in the world. Woven into this beautiful tale, is a mixture of family love, values, and strength. Mr. Mayfield is a talented writer whose literary style brings the characters to life. This story will be long remembered after the last page is turned. In essence, “Away From My Mother’s Watchful Eye,” is destined to become a staple of American literature.