This is the story of a family led to confront a crisis they had never foreseen. Aged eleven, their eldest daughter has stopped eating and speaking. Alongside diagnoses of autism and selective mutism, her parents slowly become aware of another source for her distress- her imperilled future on a rapidly heating planet.
Steered by her determination to understand the truth, the family begins to see the deep connections between their own and the planet's suffering. Against forces that try to silence them, disparaging them for being different, they discover ways to strengthen, heal, and act in the world. And then one day, fifteen-year-old Greta decides to go on strike.
Greta Thunberg is a climate crisis activist from Sweden. Together with her father, Svante, her mother, Malena, and her sister, Beata, she has dedicated her life to protecting the living planet.
A cry ... a written testimony of the harbinger of disaster that is advancing towards us. The family's cry, the anxiety of each child, each adult, has a deeper meaning ... The very crisis of this family is, in reality, proof of their foresight and intelligence -- Sverker Sorlin Dagens Nyheter Startlingly profound insights into the life of a family -- Steffen Trumpf DPA By turns a moving and challenging book -- Arno Widmann Berliner Zeitung A touching, extraordinary story -- Alexandra von Poschinger Passauer Neue Presse In Scenes from the Heart the Thunberg / Ernman family process their shattering walk through hell in a readable way and with impressive openness -- Eva Stegen The Friday Reviews for international editions .